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Dinner Meeting – Guest Speaker Bob Loncar on Using Automatic Code Generation to Enforce SCADA Standards

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Free

BobLoncar_LinkedIn-photoGuest speaker Bob Loncar, from the Region of Halton,  will give a presentation about a project to develop an automated code generation tool to help with some of the more tedious aspects of SCADA standardization, namely the creation of PLC data tags, HMI tags, and the creation of the base functionality for PLC programs.  By automating much of the grunt work associated with programming these systems, the Region was able to free up programming resources and ensure better compliance with their standards.. (full abstract/bio)

Schedule:

  • 6:00 – dinner & networking
  • 6:30 – guest speaker: 45 minutes

Talk is being held in Room 237 of the McMaster University Engineering Technology Building (ETB/237).
A complimentary light dinner is being provided courtesy of ISA Hamilton.
There is ample parking on the McMaster Campus – parking map – cost to park is approx. $6.

Maps (pdf): ETB building location / on-campus parking and ETB Building location / free street parking

Talk Description:
The use of automation in the form of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems is one of the cornerstones of operating a modern municipal water/wastewater utility.  These systems are, however, fraught with a myriad of options and complexity that can make any standardization effort a daunting challenge. 

In early-2010, Halton Region’s water/wastewater department embarked on a pilot project to develop an automated code generation tool to help with some of the more tedious aspects of SCADA standardization, namely the creation of PLC data tags, HMI tags, and the creation of the base functionality for PLC programs.  By automating much of the grunt work associated with programming these systems, the Region was able to free up programming resources and ensure better compliance with their standards.

About the Speaker:
Bob Loncar is the SCADA Programmer at the Regional Municipality of Halton.  He has over 15 years of experience in the Water/Wastewater automation field.  He has been responsible for the creation and maintenance of programming standards for the City of Orlando FL, Jefferson Parish LA, The Region of Niagara Ontario, The Regional Municipality of Halton Ontario and Haldimand County Ontario.  He is currently involved in several pilot projects using higher level programming tools to enforce and maintain SCADA programming standards.. Contact: bob.loncar@halton.ca

 

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Details

Date:
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

ISA Hamilton
Email:
program@isahamilton.com
Website:
http://www.isahamilton.com

Venue

McMaster University – Engineering Technology Building (ETB) – Room ETB/237
1280 Main St W,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada
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