Schneider Electric Instals Site-Wide SCADA System for Education City
Schneider Electric is installing a site-wide supervisory control and data acquisition management solution at Qatar Foundation’s Education City.
The system provides a single, unified environment for real-time data acquisition, analysis, visualisation and integration of various applications.
Education City houses branch campuses of some of the world’s leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University, and Weill Cornell-Medicine, as well as Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation’s homegrown university, research institutes, and community facilities.
While each building had its own building management system, Qatar Foundation wanted to have a solution that would enable a single unified view and operation from two central control rooms for 42 sites across Education City.
Based on the company’s Wonderware technology, Schneider Electric delivered a scalable and efficient solution that is inter-operable with all the infrastructure on campus – the SCADA System.
The system, which includes a layer of cyber security, pulls in, stores and analyses information from 316,000 data points across the 42 buildings on campus. Customisable dashboards show information in a simplified display, giving the operations team a unified real-time view of what is happening in every building monitor and allowing them to manage the whole campus from one location. The result is greater operational flexibility, more efficient energy usage and a greener, more sustainable campus.
The system also interfaces with Archibus, a web-based maintenance application utilised by Education City Operations for daily maintenance requirements and reporting.
According to Schneider Electric General Manager for Qatar, İsmail Yamangil, they are delighted to support the initiative especially as it’s going to benefit everyone working and studying in Education City.
This solution is going to make managing the facilities much simpler to manage and maintain. And given that it’s scalable, the solution will grow with Education City. The benefits will be a campus that is more energy efficient and greener, safer and comfortable.
The implemented site-wide SCADA System from Schneider Electric, says Project Manager Georgios Sichanis, aligns Education City with the vision of making it a Smart City, controlled from centralised command centres to attain optimum operability, with reduced carbon footprint and maintenance costs.
The technology will be implemented across every large building on campus and will give Qatar Foundation operations and security teams a single, centralised platform to manage a number of processes across Education City, including monitoring and controlling energy usage, and temperature settings.
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