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SCADA and PLC Control Course Outline:

 "Certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA Systems"


 

... delivered by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Training Provider. (On-Line PLC training programs course also recognized by Engineers Australia for CPD purposes.)

 

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UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION

Introduction and brief history of PLC controls

Alternative control systems - where do PLCs fit in?

Why PLC control has become so widely accepted

Lingering concerns about PLC control

FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC HARDWARE

Block diagram of typical PLC

PLC processor module - memory organization

Input and output section - module types

Power supplies

 

UNIT 2: BACKGROUND TO SCADA CONTROL

Fundamentals and definition of terms

Comparison of SCADA and PLC systems, and DCS

Smart instruments

Typical SCADA control installations

SCADA CONTROL SYSTEM HARDWARE

Comparison of SCADA and PLC control systems, and DCS and Smart instruments

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) structure

Analog and digital input/output modules

Application programs

PLCs used as RTUs

Master site structure

Communications architectures

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems

System reliability and availability

Configuration of a master station

 

UNIT 3: FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC CONTROL SOFTWARE

Methods of representing Logic, Boolean Algebra, instruction code and graphical presentation

Fundamental ladder logic instruction set

Comparison of different manufacturers, memory and data representation and instruction code

USING LADDER LOGIC FOR SIMPLE DIGITAL FUNCTIONS

The basic rules

Comparison of relay ladder diagrams

The concept of the 'scan' and how to apply it

Infinite fan-out

Contact 'normal' states

Positive and negative logic

Basic Boolean functions

The usefulness of DeMorgan's Law

USING REGISTERS (WORDS)

Number systems, Timers, Types of register data, Counters, Bit shift and rotate, Table functions and Register (Matrix) logic functions

 

UNIT 4: SCADA CONTROL SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Components of a SCADA control system

Software - design of SCADA packages

Configuration of SCADA control systems

Building the user interface

Connecting SCADA and PLC controls to other hardware

SCADA control system design

The Twelve Golden Rules

 

UNIT 5: GOOD PROGRAMMING HABITS

Keeping track of addresses and data used

Looking ahead - how will programs be maintained?

LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANs)

Ethernet networks

Industrial Ethernet

TCP/IP

LAN connectivity: bridges, routers and switches

Redundancy options

Web based Industrial SCADA control

Wireless

OPC

Practical methods to improve quality: organization of code, thorough documentation and simplifying changes

GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE

Location of hardware

Good wiring practice

Cable spacing, power distribution and wire numbering

Reducing noise and interference

Screening and shielding

 

UNIT 6: HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES (HMIs)

Human and ergonomic factors

HMI configuration

Design and layout

Alarming and reporting philosophies

Alarm system design

GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE

Recommended installation practice

Ergonomic considerations

 

UNIT 7: ADVANCED CONTROL WITH PLCs

The concept of reusable logic

Examples, drive logic and alarm handling

Use of advanced programming functions

Matrix logic

Table functions and indirect addressing

Example: simple display driver

BATCH PROCESSES AND SEQUENTIAL CONTROL

Remembering the program state

Creating a 'stepper'

Step advance

Fault detection and recovery

Operator intervention

Multiple recipes or alternative paths

Sequential function charts

PID CONTROL

The importance of timing and scan time

When PID is not always appropriate:

    - Intermittent measurements

    - Long transport delays

SAFETY PROGRAMMABLE SYSTEMS

Why regular PLCs should not be used for safety functions

Programmable electronic logic solvers

Safety certification

Certified programming systems

Application examples

Growth of networked safety devices and certified networks

Integrated safety systems

 

UNIT 8: LANDLINE MEDIA

Background to cables

Noise and interference on cables

Twisted pair cables and fibre optic cables

Public network provided services

WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) TECHNOLOGIES

Digital hierarchies, T1 and E1

Packet switching

Frame relay

ATM

SDH/sonnet

 

UNIT 9: INTRODUCTION TO IEC 61131-3

Concepts

Common elements

Programming languages: structured text

Function block diagrams

UNIT 10: SCADA NETWORK SECURITY

Introduction

Authentication and encryption

SCADA firewalls

Firewall architectures and guidelines

TROUBLESHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE

Troubleshooting SCADA and PLC control systems

Maintenance tasks

SPECIFICATION OF SYSTEMS

Common pitfalls, Standards, Performance criteria, Testing, Documentation and Future trends

 

UNIT 11: BUILDING A PLC PANEL, AS WELL AS GENERAL COMMISSIONING, TESTING AND UPGRADING

Electrical design & construction

Commissioning & Installation

Simulation & Testing

Problem Isolation & Faultfinding

Upgrading of control systems

 

UNIT 12: INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS

RS-232 interface standard

RS-485 interface standard

Fieldbus

Modbus

DNP3.0

MODEMS

Introduction and principles

Asynchronous/synchronous

Modulation techniques

Error detection and correction

Troubleshooting

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

Throughout the course you will participate in hands-on

exercises using simulation software, which will help

you put theory to practice immediately!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Any person who would otherwise have attended an

EIT training course in person is welcome to register.

Some practical work experience in some of these

topics would obviously be advantageous.

 

Control systems technology course objectives.

  • Specifying PLC control hardware and installation criteria

  • Describe PLC software structure

  • How to write medium level PLC programs (using ladder logic)

  • Troubleshooting a typical PLC control system

  • Specifying SCADA and PLC control systems

  • Fundamentals of SCADA control systems

  • Essentials of SCADA software configuration

  • Tricks and tips in installation of SCADA control systems

  • Essentials of telecommunications links

  • Use of Industrial Ethernet in SCADA systems

  • OPC and SCADA systems

  • SCADA network security issues

  • How to troubleshoot SCADA control systems

 

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