API has published the first edition of Recommended Practice 1113, “Developing a Pipeline Supervisory Control Center.” Previously issued as an informational publication, the document was reclassified as a “Recommended Practice” during this recent revision due to the importance of the information contained therein. The focus of the document is on the design aspects that may be considered appropriate for developing or revamping a pipeline supervisory control center where the function of centralized monitoring and controlling of a pipeline system occurs. It is intended to cover best practices and provide guidelines for developing a control center only, but does not dictate operational control philosophy or overall SCADA system functionality.
The document is available for purchase at IHS. (Click on the API logo and search for document number 1113).