Serck Control’s Remote Termial Units (RTUs) collect raw data from a variety of sources (river levels and flows, rainfall data, etc) and process it before passing the data on via a comms link to the Master Station.
These Master Stations receive further data (Met Office Weather Radar, River Flow Forecasting System and Storm Tide Forecast Data) and process it using Serck Control’s SCX6 SCADA software before the information is displayed as automatic forecasts for given points along a river.
These forecasts are fed back into the telemetry system and can be displayed alongside the actual level data.
The Master Station also issues control actions back through the comms link to the RTUs.
As part of the overall Environment Agency programme for the Joint Telemetry Project, Serck Controls has provided systems for the Enironmental Agency areas in Northeast, Northwest, Midlands, Thames and Environment Agency Wales.
The information gathered by the system is processed by the Duty computer on a duty standby architecture system and client PCs located in various parts of the Environment Agency can then access information gathered by this system.
The DeviceMasters attach to servers through the LAN or through the Environment Agency’s WAN. The DeviceMasters provide the vital serial communications between the data gathering equipment and the RTU’s via PSTN and locally via RS-232.