Maranoa Regional Council SCADA Implementation for Water, Sewerage and Gas

Funded

MRC

Towns in the Maranoa Region, Queensland

Project stage

Concept

Timeframe

Start date: 01 July 2018
End date: 30 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:
$500,000
Total:
$1,600,000

Partners

  • South West Regional Economic Development (interested party with whom we will share gained knowledge)

Focus area

  • Innovation and economic development

Project type

  • Other

Technology type

  • Other

Project summary

Council’s goal is to install supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) across the region in water, sewerage and gas services. Base equipment will be installed in Roma, with sub stations in the larger towns. The equipment at each plant site will be upgraded to allow control of the site and collection of data. This equipment will automate a lot of activities that are labour intensive.

The SCADA system will be set up to monitor and control the activities on each site, while collecting data and providing an early warning system when deviations or failures occur. Data collection will allow real time access to data and remove the risk of human error.

The challenge

MRC have assets in several towns with large distances between towns. This requires regular visits to the towns and also means that we are not aware of when an asset fails. All data is manually collected and entered.

Solution

SCADA allows the assets to be monitored remotely with very few visits required when there are issues. Some events can be resolved through the SCADA system. The SCADA system provides early warning of events enabling quick responses. Data collection is electronic providing efficient data that is error free.

Benefits

  • Reduction in cost due to less travel time.
  • Early warning of faults enabling quicker resolution.
  • More reliable service with better controls.

Contact details

Name: Sue Sands
Email: Susan.sands@maranoa.qld.gov.au