A water and wastewater management system upgraded their control systems to the Emerson Ovation DCS and required a secure method to transfer the DCS data out of the OT environment to external IT users and the cloud. While the organization had firewalls in place, in the process of upgrading it was also determined that they required a more secure transfer method that would also be compatible with the Ovation DCS. Because the Ovation system normalizes the data streams to UDP, this would involve two simultaneous unidirectional UDP streams for operational data, as well as a nightly log file transfer. The system operator sought a single solution that could meet all of these requirements.
Ovation gives power generation and water/wastewater treatment users optimized levels of plant availability, reliability and environmental compliance. Utilizes COTS technology to provide a powerful and secure architecture while allowing operators to easily progress with rapidly advancing computer technologies.