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Print ISSN: 1582-7445
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Application of Functional Analysis on a SCADA System of a Thermal Power Plant

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Author keywords
Supervisory systems, SCADA, Functional Analysis, SADT, Thermal power plant

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scada(11), systems(10), system(6), energy(6), safety(4), analysis(4)
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Date of Publication: 2009-06-02
Volume 9, Issue 2, Year 2009, On page(s): 90 - 98
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2009.02014
Web of Science Accession Number: 000268723600014
SCOPUS ID: 70349182674

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The aim of this paper is to present firstly the functionality of a supervisory system for complex processes, and secondly to present the concepts of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems. A functional analysis technique SADT (Structured Analysis and Design Technique) has been applied on an example of a SCADA system of a thermal power plant. This technique allows a functional description of a SCADA system. The paper briefly discusses the functions of a SCADA system and some advantages of the application of functional analysis for the design of a human centered supervisory system. Then the basic principles of the SADT technique applied on the SCADA system are presented. Finally, the different results obtained from the SADT technique are discussed.

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