Is Remote Monitoring and Control too Risky

Remote monitoring & control enhances operations by increasing process visibility, enhancing productivity, increasing efficiency and decreasing response time to critical events and process disruptions.  Real-time access to a treatment plant control systems can improve operations by enabling on-call operators to respond to alarms immediately without the delays incurred by travel to remote sites.  Interruptions to treatment operations, regulatory violations and threats to health and safety can be eliminated or reduced with more immediate action.  At the same time overtime costs can be reduced and quality-of-life improved for plant operators who are on-call for weekends, holidays and nights.    But is remote system access too risky and is it worth the risk?  Read More

 

Ray Cowell