The Canadian operator of the Cochin Pipeline between Canada and the U.S. has installed a workstation-based supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) system that directly links pipeline operations to the company's business accounting computer in Calgary. Amoco Canada Petroleum Co., Calgary, developed the remote scada system based on Sparcserver computers and Sparcstation workstations from Sun Microsystems Computer Corp. and Valmet Automation's OASyS real-time data acquisition software. The new system replaces Amoco's older, minicomputer-based system for which parts and support had become increasingly difficult to locate...

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