Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System

Type of loosely coupled distributed monitoring and control system commonly associated with electric power transmission and distribution systems, oil and gas pipelines, and water and sewage systems.

  • NOTE: Supervisory control systems are also used within batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing plants to centralize monitoring and control activities for these sites.

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard

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