Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Conference Registration and Arrival Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Conference Chair

Mike Wassell, Hydraulic Systems Services Manager, Sydney Water

Mike Wassell

Hydraulic Systems Services Manager
Sydney Water

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM CASE STUDY The SCADA software Behind BHP Billiton’s UAVs Program and their use in Remote Operations

Jason Wadsworth, Project Lead for UAV Integration, BHP Billiton
BHP Billiton uses UAVs in order to monitor its vast base of operations, from mine pits to mineral stockpiles. This technology makes environmental surveying and safety inspections more efficient by preventing temporary shutdowns, and monitoring a much larger space of land than could be viewed in-person. This session will :
  • Review the pipeline of information that UAV’s are exposed to: from acquisition to analysis
  • The ways in which SCADA software assists in these remote operations through the types of technology UAVs are fitted with in order to analyze acquired data
  • The decentralization of programing in order to provide reliable fail-safes in the event that a UAV detects an issue


Jason Wadsworth

Project Lead for UAV Integration
BHP Billiton

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Connected Cloud Platforms with SCADA Operations

Paul Vellacot, Solutions Marketing Manager, Honeywell Process Solutions
If we harness the increased power of a common web platform along with always-improving Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and connectivity, there are huge benefits to be gained when it comes to delivering web-connected solutions more quickly, effectively, efficiently and securely to allow businesses to do more with their data. We will discuss how industrial SCADA systems will leverage this latest cloud-based movement to better integrate systems and data through the use of a unified foundation in the cloud giving increased ability to monitor, predict and control the process system.

Paul Vellacot

Solutions Marketing Manager
Honeywell Process Solutions


10:50 AM - 11:30 AM CASE STUDY Designing Control System Architecture Standards at SEQWater

Anshuman Bhalla, Senior Engineer - Electrical, Instrumentation & Control systems, Seqwater
Designing control system architecture (on a PLC, SCADA or DCS platform) involves a range of inter- dependent criteria including reliability and functional safety considerations. Reliability requirements provide input to the levels of
redundancy required at controller, network, I/O and server layers. Functional safety requirements inform the need for SIL certified systems in addition to the control system. Control system architecture design options involve selecting network topology, protocols, and the network type. CPU loading capacity and CPU memory capacity shall be considered for I/O handling capacity of the controller. As a case study, this session will provide the audience with insight into the approach taken by Seqwater in developing control systems architecture standards.
  • The important criteria that every designer shall consider to develop control system architecture
  • The importance of NEEDS analysis to determine “must have” & “good to have” in the control system architecture
  • Efficiencies achieved in developing standard architecture classes

Anshuman Bhalla

Senior Engineer - Electrical, Instrumentation & Control systems

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Changing Threat Landscape for ICS Cyber Security

Eldin Dickinson, ICS Cyber Security Consultant, Claroty
Cyber Security in industrial control systems is gaining significant momentum. Claroty’s ICS Cyber Security Consultant, Eldin Dickinson, will discuss what makes industrial control systems unique to cyber security, highlight a few real-world examples and how attackers penetrated the systems. He will also discuss Claroty’s software platform and why customers are choosing to go to Claroty to help reduce cyber and safety risk in their organisations.

Eldin Dickinson

ICS Cyber Security Consultant

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM CASE STUDY Lower Murray Water’s Solution towards Version Upgrade Issues: Adjusting SCADA System Updates to Conform to Specific Requirements

Deva Chinnarajan, SCADA Engineer, Lower Murray Water Anthony Dep, Electrical and Control Systems Engineer, Lower Murray Water
Vendors often overlook the fact that when updating software, especially in SCADA, there’s a risk they will remove or update configurations in the latest version that were otherwise working well in previous versions. When this occurs to the point where the software is barely recognizable, time is wasted on the employees who then have to find a way to make it work again or to look for alternatives. While working at Lower Murray Water, Deva developed a Rapid Solution that enabled the operators to re-access the interface that had been used in the previous version of SCADA software, but had disappeared after the update. This session will discuss:
  • The key differences between a SCADA Software Update versus SCADA Software Upgrade
  • Do we need mandatory version upgrades?
  • The importance of an upgrade version’s Compatibility & Flexibility with existing customer projects


Deva Chinnarajan

SCADA Engineer
Lower Murray Water

Anthony Dep

Electrical and Control Systems Engineer
Lower Murray Water


1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Integrating IEC 61850 and IEEE 1815 (DNP3) Consistently throughout a SCADA network

Andrew West, SCADA Communications Expert, DNP Technical Committee

In this exclusive session, Andrew West will be presenting a paper on the integration of IEC 61850 and IEEE 1815 (DNP3). A new standard published in 2016 describes a consistent and automatic way to do this. It has the potential to enhance grid integration, permit greater interoperability among operational systems and devices. This session will discuss:

  • The ways in which it can be implemented into energy utility systems
  • · The previous issues with integrating IEC 61850 that this new standard overcomes and the manner in which it achieves this


Andrew West

SCADA Communications Expert
DNP Technical Committee

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM CASE STUDY The South Australian Black-Out and the ADMS System

Tasnim Stobbe, Network Control Manager, SA Power Networks

The South Australian state-wide blackout occurred on 28 September 2016 due to a rare but powerful storm which resulted in five transmission line faults in a two minute window and ultimately the catalyst for a Black Start event. As a result three transmission lines failed, which significantly reduced transmission line capacity and preventing up to 20% of the South Australian network load from being restored. This session will review what happened to the transmission system during the storm, lessons learnt, as well as:

  • Restoration sequence: How the transmission and distribution networks were brought back online and stabilised
  • What was learnt about the new SCADA system under peak conditions
  • How the Operational Response Plan was developed in the wake of the storm
  • Plans for further operational enhancements in the future


Tasnim Stobbe

Network Control Manager
SA Power Networks


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM CASE STUDY The Forrest-Field Airport Link: A System-Wide SCADA Application and Programmable Logic Controllers for Controlling Integrity

Malcolm D’Cruz, Project Manager, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
This case study will be a two part session that will look at both the Forrest Field Airport specifically and the operational systems that will be installed to control safety and network integrity. Firstly the session will looks at the SCADA systems as a core component of transportation systems for the control and monitoring of the entire underground and surface rail. Moreover, due to its operational criticality the SCADA System design must meet stringent Cenelec Standards, RAM and Integration targets. The second part of the presentation will look at Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for mission critical applications. Such industry specific equipment and systems must meet a high degree of safety and integrity (SIL4), as this is needed to meet stringent safety requirements. This session will discuss:
  • SCADA Application of Cenelec Standards EN50126 – 129 to meet safety and integrity requirements
  • The SCADA RAM Targets and Lifecycle expected for the project
  • The integration of a greenfied and a brownfield SCADA system into one cohesive network
  • Traditional SIL4 requirements and the consequent fulfilment of railway signalling SIL4 requirements with COTS PLCs
  • The Business Case for the application of PLCs in Railway Signalling


Malcolm D’Cruz

Project Manager
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Predictive analytics has the power to assist businesses make faster, more accurate decisions about daily operations. It also has the potential to avert future breakdowns by alerting operators to sub-par performance levels. This provides an opportunity to save costs through preventative maintenance rather than restoring broken down equipment and disrupting operations. This panel will discuss:
  • The role that cloud-based technology can play in incorporating browser-based tools in the analysis of acquired data
  • Ensuring the SCADA network is secure, despite being exposed to cloud-based operations
  • The value of simulating crises scenarios in order to test fail-safe measures and process quality

Jason Wadsworth

Project Lead for UAV Integration
BHP Billiton

Deva Chinnarajan

SCADA Engineer
Lower Murray Water

Del Smith

SCADA Testing and Commissioning Engineer for
United Energy & Multinet Gas

4:50 PM - 4:55 PM End of Day Two and Conference Close