Practical Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Instrumentation
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
161007E-AU
Course start date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Course end date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Contact Person: 
Ruth Kennedy
Contact Email: 
[email protected]
Contact Fax: 
1300 138 533
Contact Telephone: 
1300 138 522

 

THE COURSE

This course is designed to benefit you with practical up-to-date information on the application of PLCs for the automation and process control of plants and factories. It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs, but expect to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you to correctly plan, program and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence. The inventible question is which PLC is being used.

This online course will be focusing on the generic PLC and use the open programming IEC 61131-3 standard. The information contained in this course advances from the basics to challenge even the most experienced engineer in the industry today.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 60 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch at your convenience
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Practical Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Certificate of Attendance for your continuous professional development records

WHAT TIME WILL THE COURSE RUN?

To help with the time differences you can choose from 2 sessions to select the time which best suits you. 

  • Session 1 4am GMT
  • Session 2 6pm GMT

You can convert the times above into your local time zone here

 

YOU WILL GAIN:

  • An ability to specify PLC hardware and installation criteria
  • Knowledge to describe PLC software structure
  • Skills to write medium level PLC programs (using ladderlogic)
  • An understanding of how to specify PLC systems and troubleshoot typical PLC system’s

Why choose a Live Online Course with IDC Technologies

No need to travel - Attend online from any location

Practical & Interactive training

Highly experienced instructors

Quality & Informative content

IDC Technologies have been providing quality engineering training around the world for over 25 years.

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • DCS personnel
  • Electrical engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Instrumentation technicians
  • Process control engineers
  • Process control operators
  • Shift electricians
  • Trades staff working with or near PLCs

PRE-REQUISITES:
A basic electrical knowledge would be useful but is not essential.

CONTENT SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION 

This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections marked in BOLD below. Full recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions (another four hours of video as detailed below) to review after the course.

LIVE SESSIONS
SESSION ONE

GOOD PROGRAMMING HABITS

  • Keeping track of addresses and data used
  • Looking ahead – how will programs be maintained
  • Practical methods to improve program quality
    • Organisation of code
    • Through documentation
    • Simplifying changes

BATCH PROCESSES AND SEQUENTIAL CONTROL

  • Remembering the program state
  • Creating a “stepper”
  • Step advance
  • Fault detection and recovery
  • Operator intervention
  • Multiple recipes or alternate paths
  • Sequential function charts

Pre-recording 1:
INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction to PLCs
  • A brief history of PLCs
  • Alternative control systems – where do PLCs fit in?
  • Why PLCs have become so widely accepted
  • Lingering concerns about PLCs

INTRODUCTION TO IEC 61131-3

  • Concepts
  • Common elements
  • Programming languages: structured text
  • Function block diagrams
  • Ladder diagrams
  • Instruction list
  • Sequential function chart

SESSION TWO 
GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE

  • Location of hardware
  • Good wiring practice
    • Cable spacing
    • Power distribution
    • Wire numbering
  • Reducing noise and interference
  • Screening and shielding
  • Earthing and grounding

Pre-recording 2:
OPC

  • Introduction to OPC
  • What is OPC?
  • Architecture

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

SESSION THREE
ADVANCED CONTROL WITH PLCS

  • The concept of reusable logic - examples: drive logic, alarm handling
  • Use of advanced programming functions
  • Matrix logic
  • Table functions and indirect addressing
  • Examples: simple display driver

Pre-recording 3:
FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

  • Block diagram of typical PLC

USING LADDERLOGIC FOR SIMPLE DIGITAL FUNCTIONS

  • The basic rules
  • Comparison with 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 De Morgan’s law

PLC PROCESSOR MODULE – memory organisation

  • Input/output section – module types
  • Power supplies
  • Methods of representing logic
    • Boolean algebra
    • Instruction code
    • Graphical presentation: functional logic diagrams, ladder logic
  • Fundamental ladder logic instruction set
  • Comparison of different manufacturers
  • Memory and data representation
  • Instruction code

SESSION FOUR
PID CONTROL

  • The importance of timing and scan time
  • When PID is not always appropriate:
    • Intermittent measurements
    • Long transport delays

SYSTEM CHECKOUT AND TESTING

  • Development and verification of code
  • Factory acceptance testing
  • Testing procedures
  • Emulating missing hardware
  • Emulating process responses

Pre-recording 4:
DATA COMMUNICATIONS

  • Interface standards, RS-232, RS-422/423, RS-485
  • Protocols, Modbus and DH+
  • Local area networks, Ethernet and token bus
  • Monitoring communication links and simple watchdog timers

USING REGISTERS (WORDS)

  • Number systems
  • Types of register data
  • Timers
  • Counters
  • Bit shift/rotate
  • Table functions
  • Register (matrix) logic functions

SUMMARY

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