Impact Review - SCADA System Failures

Project Details
  • Location
    Peel Region
  • Project Contact
    • Robert McCollum
  • Client
    Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Completion

    2014

Project Highlights

 
  • Operations impact study of Peel Region’s two state-of-the-art water treatment plants, Lakeview WTP and Lorne Park WTP, under SCADA system failures
  • Impact study on water quality, water production, and compliance reporting
  • Treatment processes under evaluation include low lift pumping, conventional filters, ozone disinfection, Biologically Activated Carbon Contactors (BAC), membrane filtration, UV disinfection, chemical system, high lift pumping
  • SCADA system failure modes evaluated include failures of PLC equipment, network media, network switches, SCADA servers and computers, instrumentation, etc
  • Conducted threat analysis, consequence analysis, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), vulnerability analysis, risk/resilience analysis
  • Risk/resilience management plan to eliminate or mitigate the risks identified
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) to effectively respond to the anticipated SCADA failures
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the ongoing training of the operations staff
  • Design improvement to the SCADA system to reduce the risk of failures