Alternate Systems offers calibration services of existing SCADA systems to insure proper function. Alternate Systems can also design, implement, validate, and calibrate SCADA systems for new requirements. SCADA refers to the centralized systems that control and monitor entire sites or they are the complex systems spread out over large areas. Many conditions and set points can be monitored including temperature, loss of power, etc., and recorded, displayed, and alarms communicated. SCADA is an acronym for supervisory control and data acquisition, a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data. SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plant or equipment in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, and oil and gas refining.

Around the world, SCADA systems control: electric power generation, transmission and distribution. Electric utilities use SCADA systems to detect current flow and line voltage, to monitor the operation of circuit breakers, and to take sections of the power grid on or offline. The SCADA is a multi-purpose, reliable and efficient management and control tool, which reliably monitors and controls a process without human involvement. The SCADA systems also gather valuable information about the process plant, which can be shared across the enterprise. It saves money on man-hours, maintenance and natural resources. The SCADA systems can reduce downtime, increase yield and improve quality, safety and record accuracy. Having your SCADA properly calibrated is a must.

Our certified engineers and technicians help you maintain the utmost instrument and process accuracy for the best results. They’ve trained and worked in many types of manufacturing facilities across various industries and adhere to safety regulations and site-specific regulatory bodies. Once the SCADA system is calibrated, you will receive a calibration certificate, or gain access to your personal on-line portal for asset management.

The calibration certificate is the official document registered for the calibration of instruments and provides trace ability to the International System of Units (SI) through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Most companies file the calibration certificate as a historical record. However, some enter the certificate data into a local database that they use to track the status of their test equipment inventory.

This document specifies the general requirements for calibrations performed in Test and Measurement Equipment. This document applies to all organizations that perform tests, including third-party laboratories.

What is the difference between a Standard (Traceable) and Accredited Calibration Certificate?

Standard (Traceable) Certificate:

Instrumentation is calibrated to specifications with traceable standards. A full data report is optional with the calibration certificate.

Accredited Certificate:

Meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and the lab’s accrediting body. The unit under test is calibrated in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 within the supplier’s approved scope of accreditation. Accredited calibrations provide a certificate of calibration with the accrediting body’s logo on the document. The calibration date will be on the certificate; the calibration due date is only placed on the document when specified by the customer or contractually agreed. A traceability statement is provided as well as measurement data and uncertainty data for each parameter tested during the calibration.