Project: Baton Rouge Wastewater Pump Station SCADA System (July 24, 2006)
July 24, 2006
Although our engineering staff intended to convert 3 stations this week, multiple problems with the first conversion prevented this from occurring. An issue of the pumps not running because no lead pump was identified was resolved by a programming scheme to identify the lead pump. Then there was an issue with the RTU not accepting the MODBUS configuration. The unit had to be replaced and the old unit must be sent to the manufacturer for repair. We will attempt to convert the remaining 2 units from last week early this week.
Six new modem accounts were opened last week for the conversions of 6 more pumping stations. The modem setups are proceeding even smoother and with less technical support than in previous times.
The periodic monitoring of the existing modems still indicates that the transfer rate is acceptable.