In 2016, American Water assumed responsibility for Vandenberg AFB’s water system and wished to eliminate deviations from normal operations and current industry best practices. Cannon was selected to upgrade the existing SCADA system and install control systems at new sites to allow operations staff to monitor/operate the system in real-time from remote workstations. The scope of work included 14 water sites, 2 treatment facilities, and 4 lift stations.
Cannon created and implemented standardized PLC and HMI functionality common across the water and wastewater facilities. Additionally, Cannon performed a telemetry assessment and radio path survey for all the sites. The telemetry assessment evaluated 3 different alternatives for radio communication: existing UHF frequency, new 900MHz frequency, or cellular communication. Design-build services for this project included design, fabrication and programming, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), installation and commissioning, Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), communication testing, Operations training, as-built drawings, and more.Back to Service
VAFB, Vandenberg, California