The SCADA system applications in management of Yuvacik Dam and Reservoir

BOBAT A., Gezgin T., Aslan H.

DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, vol.54, no.8, pp.2108-2119, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19443994.2014.933615
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2108-2119
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The industrial control systems, which include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems, and other smaller control system configurations such as skid-mounted programmable logic controllers are often used in the industrial control sectors. The SCADA systems are generally used to control dispersed assets using centralized data acquisition and supervisory control. The SCADA systems are also distributed systems that are used to control geographically dispersed assets, which are often scattered over thousands of square kilometers, where centralized data acquisition and control are critical for system operation. They are commonly used in distribution systems such as water distribution and wastewater collection systems, oil and gas pipelines, electrical power grids, and railway transportation systems. In this article, the SCADA system used in the Yuvacik Dam and Reservoir operation, which is located in Kocaeli province of Turkey is reported and the problems associated with the system operation and their solutions are discussed.