Schneider Electric has launched the latest version of its award-winning EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation software, designed to provide real-time vision and control of power systems.

The software is engineered to help power-critical facilities like data centers, hospitals and airports maximise their uptime, said Schneider Electric Australia vice president for power products and solutions Farokh Ghadially.

“It’s a SCADA system uniquely designed for large electrical distribution applications,” Ghadially said. “It has built-in architectural redundancy for the peace of mind that your network remains reliable even if a worst-case scenario occurs.”

Power quality issues can cause costly outages while operations and maintenance costs can represent as much as 80% of the total lifecycle cost over a 50-year period, the company says. When connected in a system that includes power quality meters the EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation software performs millisecond power events analysis to determine electrical root causes and sequence of events analysis.

“PSO helps [business managers] protect their people and assets, optimise their business continuity, maximise operational efficiency and simplify their reporting and compliance,” Ghadially said.