In airport infrastructure, the supply of electric power requires a high degree of availability. No-Breaks, UPS, redundant rings, … are deployed throughout the site to reach this goal.
This added complexity means an increase in maintenance tasks, with quantity of information to process and actions to perform on a day-to-day basis. For example, technical alarms, status of equipments, network grid configuration, breakers position, energy and currents flows,… are all relevant information that must be processed in real-time. The role of a SCADA system is to collect the information on the field and to aggregate them in a central supervision system.
The supervision tool must be able to perform automatic monitoring, reacts to system incidents, either automatically, either alerts the maintenance staff, helping them to resolve the problem within minutes.