In order to protect the privacy of our clients, this client shall be known as Client B.

About Client B

Client B is a state correctional institution located in Pennsylvania. Client B is unique because along with being a state correctional institution, it is also a power co-generation facility. The facility generates steam and power from landfill gas which is used by the prison and sold as energy. The prison converts landfill gas to steam and power using a heat recovery steam generator, turbine and other equipment.

Project Summary

The heat recovery steam generator, turbine and other equipment in the co-generator facility each operated on its own software and control system. Systems Group Technologies, LLC (SGT) designed and programed the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to integrate this equipment and to connect the separate “islands of automation” through one unique control system. This included a programmable logic controller/remote terminal unit (PLC), a remote field I/O, Operator/Interface/Visualization/Data logging software (HMI) and Ethernet communication hardware.

Key Features

The project is unique because it uses a redundant system, where two computers process and record all the information so that there is always a backup. Systems Group Technologies, LLC employs non-proprietary Ethernet communication hardware to enable open networks and open protocols. Using fiber optic cable, the plant is able to monitor the waste water treatment plant and the landfill treatment plants from the same control room.

Benefits of the System

The SCADA system allows all the independent aspects of the facility to operate on one control system. Systems Group Technology, LLC and ICONICS software enabled Client B to more effectively monitor and control its co-generation facility.

ICONICS Software Deployed

Genesis64 - designed from the ground up in 64-bit, this automaton software allows users to create dazzling 2D and 3D visualization which integrates information from a variety of data sources including maps, satellite imaging, real-time information and more.

Genesis64 Hyper Historian – designed to log more than 100,000 changes per second from data sources across the enterprise, this 64-bit, high-speed advanced software provides fast and accurate access to long-term historical data which is essential in data and goal analysis.


REPORTWORK-LITE V92 - this software takes volumes of data from disparate data sources and turns them into valuable information in the form of reports which are automatically sent to disk drives, printers, PDF files, web servers, fax machines or email.