In the energy intense industry, the energy consumption of one plant can easily correspond to that of a mid size town, and that in a very small geographical area. For example in metallurgical production where flash smelting process is used, the circumstances are very harsh and automation equipment is put on quite a test. In this environment as well as in other energy intense industry like paper mills or oil refineries, Netcon 500 has proven to be a reliable solution. This is however not a surprise, as Netcon 500 was from the beginning planned according to the standards of IEC, and all cards has passed the EMC tests done by an independent testing and certification agency.
A high level of cyber security as well as an extremely reliable SCADA system are other rational demands in the industry sector; problems in the electricity system of the plant or failed cyber security will quickly cause high losses due to stopped or disturbed production process. In order to avoid these problems a redundant SCADA system like Netcon 3000 and gateways like Netcon GW Server and Netcon GW502 have been chosen by several big companies.