Instituto de Acuicultura de Torredelasal (IATS-CSIC)

Automated control of the installation in real time, both locally and remotely.

The security and protection needs of information in research centers are usually the subject of maximum care, along with the needs for flexibility and immediacy of access to said information at any time and from any place.

With a centralized supervision and control system we obtain important advantages for researchers: automated control of the installation in real time, both locally and remotely, video recording in 4K resolution with the aim of completing the information collected by the system, and automated control , in this case, fish feeding to automate the dosage of food individually.

Regarding the first advantage, the dissolved oxygen levels, recirculation flow rate and temperature are controlled from the PLC of the installed module so that they remain within the ranges indicated by the user. All equipment is monitored from a SCADA application, and the physical-chemical control variables of the room (light intensity, ambient temperature) and water quality variables (temperature, oxygen and turbidity) are recorded in a database. Likewise, from a web page you can consult all the results registered in the database, in a very visual and simple way. And all this accessible both locally and remotely. When accessed from outside the center, it is done securely, through a VPN network that allows encrypting communications between registered mobile devices and the system itself.