SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems save you time and money, remove the potential for human error and allow you to deploy valuable field personnel in the most cost effective manner. Whether you are an executive in the home office, a field manager or a pumper, all field data is readily available via a secure website on any internet-enabled device, such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet. We are dedicated to helping you streamline production and increase output by managing field operations in the most cost effective and efficient way possible. Our equipment and technology services manage, monitor, and optimize oil and gas production, bringing your production operations into the modern age of the digital oilfield.
With decades of experience in the field, Sentry has the expertise to work directly with you to design a custom SCADA system that meets your needs. The goal of a SCADA system is to enhance process automation, presenting system data in a way that is meaningful, actionable and easy to understand. At Sentry, we not only offer the SCADA products you need, we also offer experienced design, control and integration services.
SCADA refers to a centralized system that collects, monitors, and stores data from multiple process control systems, allowing you to run many remote systems from one location. Oilfield operations are usually spread out over a broad area, often in harsh climates. In addition to reducing manpower and travel costs associated with managing remote processes, our SCADA systems provide tools for analyzing, reporting, and fine-tuning those processes.
Modern communication products and techniques including radio, wireless, and cellular networks, bring data from many remote processes and devices to a SCADA server. Users monitor, evaluate, and control all processes from this single point using Sentry’s powerful software tools that display real time system status on workstation computers in any location. This allows you to understand what’s going on at a glance and adjust variables right on the screen.
Receive and Respond to Alarms
SCADA systems also allow operators to respond to alarms throughout the system and take corrective actions. Alarms and critical warning alerts are communicated in any number of ways including onscreen and via email, text and telephone.
Generate Reports Quickly and Easily
Operational reports are often mandated by government regulatory agencies. Reports also help operators optimize production by highlighting problem areas. One limitation of isolated process control applications is the manual effort required to generate reports. Data is often gathered by hand, taking readings from meters and gauges at designated intervals. Data is manually entered on chart recorders, generating reams of data that must be interpreted. Generating reports becomes a time-consuming and labor-intensive task. Because data from multiple remote sites is collected and stored in one location on a SCADA server, reports are created quickly and easily. Operators use reports on a SCADA system to optimize overall system efficiency because pertinent and reliable data is readily available.