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SCADA Training Courses

SCADA SYSTEMS WORKSHOP

Learn to install and maintain radio and telemetry systems

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
SCADA systems have been around for many decades. SCADA systems are in essence, special communication systems designed to interface master terminal units (MTU typically Citect, Wonderware, iFix etc.) and remote terminal units (RTU) over a communication path that can cover large distances.

Such systems are characterised by communication dropouts and slow communication data rates and consequently require special engineering and protocols. Our training course explains this system and compares it to more common process control systems. SCADA systems today are characterised by low speed open circuit communication components with traditional radio and telemetry interfacing. This course also introduces Ethernet radio and spread spectrum technologies.

COURSE INFORMATION

Understand the difference between RTU & PLC

SCADA Systems Workshop

Nominal Duration:
Level and content dependent - Typically 1 - 2 days.

Who will benefit:
Trades and maintenance personnel exposed to radio and telemetry systems.
Engineers and graduates who need to install or commission such systems.

Pre-requisites:
A basic knowledge of industrial automation concepts.

Course Objective:
To deliver SCADA system understanding and relevant competencies to install and maintain radio and telemetry systems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learn to interface master terminal units

Learning Outcomes are client specific but typically include the learners:-

  • Appreciating the components of a SCADA system.
  • Relating SCADA systems with respect to the Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI).
  • Realising that Citect, Wonderware, iFix etc are SCADA components (HMI) not systems.
  • Appreciating the low-speed characteristics of radio and telemetry systems.
  • Reviewing available technologies for design, operation and maintenance of SCADA systems.
  • Understanding the purpose and functioning of typical modems.
  • Understanding essential Radeon telemetry theory.
  • Setting up a basic radio data communication system.
  • Understanding the Difference between an RTU and PLC.
  • Understanding the spread spectrum technology present today in modern SCADA systems.
  • Appreciating modern SCADA protocols such as Modbus, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-101 etc.
  • Reviewing wireless networks including 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz and 24 GHz licence free spectrum.
  • Setting up several RTUs with a data concentrator on a wireless network communicating to a plc over ethernet radio.
  • Using application software such as Trio TView to install, commission and monitor radio systems.
  • Writing PLC software to retrieve data over a radio network.