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Cyber Secure & More!

City of Lynchburg - Bedrock Automation

Jason Hamlin
City of Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

• Critical infrastructure, 24/7 operation

• Permit to treat 22 million gallons a day

• Peak flows up to 70 million gallons a day


during rain events

• Discharge to the James River, a part of


the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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A Case for Modernizing

• Loss of De-Chlorination? • Modern System


▪ Notice of Violation ▪ Pumps monitored and redundant
▪ Fines ▪ Operators notified of abnormal
conditions
▪ Fish-kill
▪ Less chemical waste when operators
trust the system
• Legacy System
▪ Greatly minimize largest risks
▪ Pump speed direct from flowmeter ▪ DON’T KILL FISH!
▪ Operators make hourly rounds
▪ Chemical waste for “cushion”

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OT/ET/IT Control Architecture Features

• OT grade ruggedness

• ET grade usability

• IT grade cyber security

“…extremely rugged, cyber security as


a core design philosophy, a modern
programming environment, and the
flexibility to do whatever I want it to.”

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…and More!

• “Plant Twin” Simulator


▪ Change management,
testing, & validation with
real-time production data
• Scan-time speed analytics
▪ Easier debugging
▪ Code optimization
• CoDeSys IDE
▪ Established platform
▪ Coding best-practices
▪ Global code repository

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Combined Sewer Overflow

• What is CSO? • Reuse existing systems to save cost


• Mandatory compliance • We Need a Prototype!
• Challenges to build a public notification
system

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Advantages of a Modern ET Work Environment

• 10 minutes to working proof of concept

• IDE simulator allowed “virtual commissioning”

• Zero additional hardware cost

• Leveraged existing City alert system

• First in Virginia to deploy real-time sensor-based CSO


public notification system

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Benefits / Summary

• True IDE coding environment for engineering best-practice work flow

• Software “plant twin” for change management and testing

• Enhanced cyber security posture

• Scan-time data analysis for detailed troubleshooting

• Both projects completed on time with a 25% ($30k) savings


compared to other similar projects!

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