Industrial visit - Water Treatment Plant, Panching Timur, Kuantan
April, 11 - A visit to the Water Treatment Plant in Panching Timur, Kuantan has been organized by Environmental Chemistry Course, Industrial Chemistry Program, Faculty of Industrial Science & Technology, UMP. The purpose of this visit is to expose the students to the recent water treatment system in Panching Timur, Kuantan. This visit has been supervised by Dr. Nurlin Abu Samah with 11 students from Industrial Chemistry Program. As for now, water treatment system in Kuantan has been embedded with IR 4.0 at testing stage. SCADA system has been practically implemented in recent water treatment system and it required only 2 staffs to monitor the whole process at once! SCADA system was used by operations and management for process monitoring and automation for the water treatment procedures. SCADA stands for "Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition". SCADA communication network is spread throughout the water distribution system. Workstations which typically PC-based using ABB trial software and located in a control room at the main building that allow staffs to view the entire process and perform control actions. Within the plant, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which is the ABB supervise unit processes, such as the filters and chemical treatments. A local area network (LAN) links the controllers to the workstation as well to the whole system process.