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Automated SCADA Functional Testing

08/24/2017 9:19 PM

Hi guys,
Currently my company has a job with a large SCADA component. We're pretty strapped for resources at the moment and so I was wondering whether there was an existing product that could perform something along the lines of FAT? Just some sort of confirmation that our SCADA is configured and operating correctly.
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Re: Automated SCADA Functional Testing

08/24/2017 9:47 PM

Can't you just do manual SCADA point to point checking to see that the IO is being passed through correctly to confirm correct functionality?

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08/24/2017 9:53 PM

Potentially, however we're looking at "Factory Acceptance Testing" (FAT). As such it's more so confirming correct structure and operation of pages, layouts and graphics rather than just the IO. I'm thinking something along the lines of code checks to ensure everything is in correct working order, similar to tools that web developers use to check their html.

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Re: Automated SCADA Functional Testing

08/24/2017 10:49 PM

Start with these and adapt for your needs.

Factory Acceptance Testing Guideline

FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TEST APPENDIX-B FAT ... - GAIL Tenders

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08/24/2017 11:40 PM

Hero of the hour goes to you my friend.

Yeah... Thanks for the passive aggressive response (as always). If you read my question carefully you can probably assume we already know how to progress through FAT the more traditional way. Just curious as to whether there was a more automated option. Thanks for wasting your precious time on my behalf.

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08/25/2017 12:01 AM

I read that your company has a job you cannot perform.

You need professional help, or charity.

Have you performed a comprehensive search of the internet?

I the didn't expect the insolence. Thanks for that.

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08/25/2017 12:23 AM

I'm actually a controls systems engineer. I'm just looking for an advanced method. I know how to perform FAT I'm just curious if there's an existing product that streamlines the process.

Sorry for insolence, you're just being passive aggressive.

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08/25/2017 12:34 AM

Good luck in your quest.

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08/25/2017 2:56 AM

Yes, there is. It's called a "consultant", "temporary staff", or something along those lines.

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08/25/2017 3:51 AM

lol...tough room....

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Re: Automated SCADA Functional Testing

08/25/2017 9:34 AM

Perform a validation following 21 cfr part 11 norms, it will fetch you

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Re: Automated SCADA Functional Testing

08/28/2017 10:49 PM

Hey jjack,

Can I get you to contact me privately to discuss what you are looking for. I am working on ideas that closely mirror what you are looking for and I'd like to discus further.

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