Cypress Ridge SCADA Design-Build
When Golden State Water Company (GSWC) acquired the Cypress Ridge water system into their service area, it prompted an urgent need to update and integrate the existing system to function with their greater SCADA system. Cypress Ridge is comprised of nine well sites, four booster pump stations, and six reservoirs that help transport groundwater pumped from the Santa Maria Basin to their customers. The groundwater basin is recharged from a collection of local drainage basins, streams, and creeks, as well as natural percolation from rain, agriculture, and domestic use.
Cannon provided a design-build project to establish the new SCADA system for Cypress Ridge. At the start of the project, the existing control system had limited alarming, no real-time monitoring, and no communication to GSWC’s main office in Santa Maria. To investigate, Cannon provided thorough radio path surveys through difficult terrain and developed alternative telemetry design solutions, including a hybrid solution between 900MHz radio and cellular communication methods. By using a GE MDS Orbit radio, we were able to provide both the 900MHz radio and cellular communication technologies in the same device. This successfully established communication back to the GSWC office over 20 miles away.
Additionally, the upgrades required new instrumentation, control panels with Modicon M340 PLCs, ethernet networks, redundant power supplies and power monitoring, and Wonderware System SCADA software. Cannon successfully implemented the hardware and software using standards developed from the SCADA Master Plan.
- Telemetry Design
- Control Panel Fabrication