Monthly Archives: July 2014

What is SCADA SaaS?

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What is SCADA as a Service℠? SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) refers to industrial control systems at the core of many systems deployed by industries that we come in contact with everyday such as water, transportation, manufacturing, and even oil and gas.  SCADA systems are used to gather, monitor, and analyze critical data which is usually managed by a centralized control center. These systems are complex because they include a myriad of hardware and software components using differing communication protocols and require a number of outside vendors and specialists to integrate the technologies and are thus very expensive to deploy…

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The Importance of Methane Leak Detection

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The Importance of Methane Leak Detection On March 28, 2014 the Obama Administration released a key element called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan: a Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. The strategy commits to new steps to cut emissions of methane gas, and outlines efforts to improve the measurement of these emissions. The plan establishes steps to further cut methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector. Methane emissions were previously listed as one of many on the schedule of volatile organic compounds (VOC). This started to change with California making methane reduction a separate strategy item on…

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