SCADA and Network Analysis

by Jonathan S. Bilmes, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp, Hartford, CT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) is a gas distribution utility serving 130,000 customers in Connecticut. Gas purchase costs and pipeline maintenance costs account for 65% of CNG's yearly expenses. Primarily to reduce this percentage, CNG has decided to embark on two ambitious projects - a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and a network analysis model. The projects, while not planned as one unit, can be coordinated and combined to enlighten and enhance each other. Implementing the projects in a meaningful way requires a clear understanding of the gas distribution utility, fluid mechanics, real time data processing and company politics.

Subject Headings: Network analysis | Gas pipelines | Natural gas | Pipe networks | Data collection | Corporations | Client relationships | Maintenance | Georgia | United States | Connecticut

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