Purified Water SCADA System and Network Infrastructure Upgrade To a ArchestrA Virtual Platform
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Abstract ⎯ Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry struggles between maintaining a low cost manufacturing, meeting strict regulations and avoiding obsolescence in their systems. Implementing upgrades to the existing systems in order to avoid obsolescence and meet regulations represents cost and time challenges. This project is about to the upgrade of a Purified Water Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) and its related Network Infrastructure from an isolated network and obsolete hardware/software platform to a centralized Manufacturing Network System based on ArchestrA and Virtual Platform. The methodology of Flawless Project Execution was used to implement the best project leadership and management practices in order to deal with the constraints in time and budget. The approach used during this implementation represented a cost avoidance of approximately $24,800, implementation time reduction of approximately six (6) weeks, and power consumption reduction of 1,025 watts per hour due eliminated activities related to hardware. Key Terms ⎯ Control System Upgrade, Flawless Project Execution, SCADA, Virtual Platform.