Westinghouse Process Control, Inc., a business of Emerson Process Management, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to extend the capability of its current distributed control system (DCS).
Through the contract, which will total $7 million over a 10-year period, Westinghouse will build additional communications capability into the Ovation Information & Control System it installed at the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration plant in 1998. The extension will add supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology and allow the Ovation System to communicate with regional distribution centers and remote pumping stations.
"This contract illustrates the success of the Ovation System in the water treatment industry," said Ann Pauley, president of Westinghouse Process Control. "With its open architecture and ability to work with third-party systems, Ovation continues to help make the LADWP water distribution system more efficient and secure through this capability extension."
The Ovation System uses an open architecture approach that helps to eliminate concerns about technological obsolescence and dependence on proprietary process control systems. Operating on a high-speed, high-capacity network, Ovation was the first system built completely to open industry standards. It uses commercially available hardware and allows easy integration of a customers existing IT products and components, while maintaining process security.