Konya Municipality Water Distribution, Turkey

PULSETM SCADA Helps Monitor and Control the City's  Large-Scale Water Distribution Project


Konya, located in the center of Anatolia, is the fifth-largest city in Turkey, with a total population close to 2,000,000.
KOSKI (Konya Su ve Kanalisasyon Idaresi) - Konya Water and Sewage Company (http://www.koski.gov.tr/), is responsible for water distribution in Konya, including the operation of pumping stations and the flow of water to the reservoirs.

The Systems Integrator Company

SYS Inc. (www.sys-inc.com) is a leading SCADA system supplier and system integrator for Oil & Gas, Water & Waste Water and Electric industries in Turkey, providing professional services and products in the data communication, and supervisory control and data acquisition.
SYS Inc. was chosen as the prime contractor solely responsible for the design, engineering services and commissioning of the SCADA system

The Objective

KOSKI needed to upgrade its control facilities and required a robust, centralized SCADA system that could easily collect and manage the municipal water system's large volume of data, from which it could generate alarms and historical trends, create reports and more.

The Solution

In 2007, SYS Inc. was awarded the contract to design a SCADA system for KOSKI, as well as the telemetry for monitoring the pumps' alarms, levels, and status at the remote pumping stations.

The project comprises:

  • PULSETM SCADA installation
  • 250 remote MOSCAD RTUs, connected through RF communications to four IP gateways
  • Seven clients in the control room connected to two pairs of PULSETM redundant servers
  • Two projectors in the control room
  • Two clients in the pumping stations


SYS Inc. chose to use AFCON PULSETM SCADA as the central monitoring and controlling system for the city water distribution system.

The PULSETM SCADA system manages two pairs (one for redundancy) of database servers comprising 10,000 I/O points for data acquisition and alarm generation, and history servers for producing trend information. In the control room, it provides real-time data on level, flow, alarm and equipment operation status and alarms that are automatically logged for late analysis. Trends can be dynamically displayed by selecting graphical elements on the screen and enables maximum flexibility to the operators. The system also permits operators to perform control operations like remote start, stop and more.

PULSETM integrated redundancy system ensured the system's reliability in maintaining communications and data transfer on a continual basis. To avoid data loss, the system functions as a fully hot redundant PULSETM SCADA/HMI system on two pairs of servers. Additionally, AFCON's native driver for Motorola IP Gateway supports the IP Gateway redundancy. The driver can switch dynamically to the active IP Gateway, performs time synchronization, and manages the polling cycle of the RTUs and more. This ensures the reliability of the data being received by the client operator workstations.

The PULSETM Supreme Report module, accessible through a web browser, enables automatic generation of statistical reports, providing vital information on water level and consumption. The 250 MOSCAD RTUs monitor and control the pumping stations. They communicate to the PULSETM SCADA/HMI servers via four RF frequencies, which is a necessity in the Konya vicinity's rough terrain.


Implementing the PULSETM SCADA has made it easier to monitor and control the water pumping stations, wells, and water level.
PULSETM visualization tools, reports and alarms management allow operators to diagnose any equipment malfunction and react fast to stabilize the system.
The system provides superior flexibility for future upgrades and expansion.

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