To assist in this monumental task, the Commission implemented an HMI/SCADA system from Wonderware.
This system features the System Platform and InTouch HMI software
Zhengzhou, China – Like the Nile in Egypt or the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia, for 6,000 years, Zhengzhou – also known as The Yellow River -- has been the lifeblood of Chinese civilization. Today, the Yellow River is still a major source of water to one hundred million people in nine Chinese provinces. Therefore, it is essential that the river continues to flow for many years to come. Regulating the Yellow River’s awesome power is the task of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission – an agency of the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China.
Monitoring and Control over the Yellow River's 700 kilometers
The objective of the project was to create a large-scale operating system including a central database, real-time information transference and processing, and decision support distributed over 700 kilometers of The Yellow River. It had to effectively regulate water quantity and prevent flow stoppages, particularly during droughts. It was also designed to help Commission staff forecast floods and create proactive flood progressing models.
The Yellow River Conservancy Commission selected a Wonderware solution primarily because the System Platform enables Wonderware software to integrate well with most of the hardware, software and applications in industry today, regardless of the vendor. So the Commission could derive all of the benefits of the groundbreaking Wonderware technology and preserve its existing technology investments. The Yellow River staff has also appreciated the excellent pre-sale and after-sale technical support from Wonderware’s staff and worldwide distribution team.
Wonderware excels at precisely the type of distributed system that the Yellow River Conservancy Commission required. In fact, with the help of Utitech Technology Co., the Wonderware Distributor in Beijing, the entire system implementation took only three months.
System Platform is central to this particular solution because its ability to deploy multiple instances of plants and objects over different applications can decrease the engineering and maintenance costs.The ability to easily create and reproduce objects greatly simplifies the Yellow River staff’s ability to quickly deploy applications across the control system.