The Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunications Company is implementing a data collecting system for pipelines, known as supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada), the company’s director of Telecommunications Department said.
“The company has begun implementing the Scada system across the National Gas Trunkline”
Alireza Moqaddam was also quoted as saying by Shana, the Oil Ministry’s official news agency, on Monday. Scada is a system of hardware and software elements for monitoring, gathering and processing data for major utilities as well as oil and gas pipelines, particularly in remote locations.
The system utilizes devices such as sensors, valves, pumps and motors to monitor the flow of oil and gas in pipelines, detect anomalies and help reduce downtime. According to the official, the project will take two years for completion and is estimated to cost $3 million.
“Scada will collect, monitor, analyze and manage all the data and changes in the pipelines automatically,” he added…