Site Management Solution

By using SCADAConnect™ software to remotely manage our smart, integrated flow measurement and control gates, control changes can be made frequently with safety and without an increase in cost. Operators become more effective and efficient because they have real-time information on flows and levels in the channels.

Overview

The ability to remotely manage an irrigation control device can transform your operations. You can cut costs by reducing travel to sites and improve safety where a device is in a difficult or dangerous environment. You can also improve service to farmers because you can make adjustments as frequently as necessary, and any time of day or night.

And because many of Rubicon’s products have integrated flow measurement and control, it’s like having eyes and ears on the ground as well with constant real-time information about flows and levels at your fingertips back at the control center. Built-in alarms based on changes in site data mean you’ll know what’s happening at the site and can rapidly respond to issues before they become problems and without having to travel there.

SCADAConnect and Rubicon’s gates and meters are designed to work together. Each Rubicon gate and meter comes SCADA-ready which means all 140+ data tags are automatically uploaded to SCADAConnect without programming and without integration headaches –it’s nearly as simple as plug-and-play. SCADAConnect’s built-in data model already knows about all Rubicon products with screens that immediately populate with all the data.

The Site Management solution also provides data analysis and graphing tools (also called trending) to convert the field data into information you can use to manage, to plan and to improve.

And for users with a small number of sites, the solution can be deployed as an entry level cloud solution whereby you can manage your field equipment over the internet using just a web browser and connection to cellular communications networks.

Features and Benefits

All Rubicon’s field devices have embedded software that makes them SCADA-ready using advanced industry-standard protocols. SCADAConnect is built for irrigation. It’s as close to plug-and-play as you can get.

The difference between a traditional once-a-day reading, and real-time, accurately measured flow rate and level in any part of your canal system is the difference between guessing and managing. Your operators will manage better with all the information they need from one central location.

Your staff’s safety is always paramount. Dangerous sites or sites that are difficult to reach are no longer a problem with remote management.

Your operators don’t need to spend time traveling to a site every time they want to make a control adjustment or read a meter, and solar powered control and communications means no extra energy costs.

The sophisticated alarms in SCADAConnect that can alert you via a text means you won’t lose sleep at night.

Components
The Network Control solution is made up of modular TCC™ technology:
SCADAConnect

SCADAConnect™

SCADAConnect is Rubicon’s SCADA software designed specifically for irrigation. Installed at the control center, it provides the ability to monitor and manage gates or meters in the field, with comprehensive alarm management and the ability to do time-series trend analysis.

Radio Network

Rubicon’s engineers will design and install a dedicated and reliable data radio network through which SCADAConnect can manage and monitor the devices in the field. For small numbers of sites, data telephony can also be used.

Flow Measurement and Control Devices

FlumeGate™

A combined overshot flow measurement and control gate used to automatically regulate flow or water level in an open channel.

SlipMeter™

An all-in-one undershot flow measurement and control gate designed for farm entry points and channel offtakes.

SlipGate™

A new generation of precision sluice/slide gate to accurately control the flow of water to farms and in open channels.

FlumeMeter™

An all-in-one undershot flow meter designed for open channels, providing real-time and accurate flow measurement.

PikoMeter™

An integrated turnout gate and meter that enables the delivery of precisely-measured quantities of water.

BladeMeter™

A farm supply control valve and meter that measures and controls flow at gravity pipeline outlets