Practical DNP3, 60870.5 & Modern SCADA Communication Systems

THE WORKSHOP

This is a comprehensive workshop covering the essentials of SCADA communication systems focusing on DNP3 and the other new developments in this area. The workshop commences with a brief review of the fundamentals of SCADA systems hardware, software and the communications systems (such as RS-232 and RS-485 Ethernet and TCP/IP) that connect the SCADA operator stations together.

A solid review is then done on the DNP3 protocol where its features, message structure, practical benefits and applications are discussed. The workshop is intended to be product independent but examples will be taken from existing products to ensure that all aspects of the DNP3 protocol are covered.

It provides you with the tools to design your next SCADA system more effectively using DNP3 and draw on the latest technologies.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The workshop is designed for personnel with a need to understand the techniques required to use and apply SCADA and DNP3 industrial communications technology as productively and economically as possible. This includes engineers and technicians involved with:

  • Consulting
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Control systems
  • Design
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical installations
  • Field technical support staff
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance planners
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Process control
  • Process development
  • Process engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Project management
  • SCADA and telemetry systems
  • Software engineers
  • System engineers
  • Technician managers

CONTENT SUMMARY

OVERVIEW

  • SCADA systems
  • OSI reference model
  • IEC 60870.5 and DNP3.0
  • Local Area Networks, Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • UCA and IEC 61850 protocols

FUNDAMENTALS OF SCADA COMMUNICATIONS

  • SCADA systems
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTU)
  • The master station
  • Communication architectures
  • Communication philosophies
  • Interface standards: RS- 232 and RS- 485     
  • MODBUS protocols

OPEN SCADA PROTOCOLS DNP3 AND IEC 60870

  • Interoperability and open standards  
  • Development of standards

FUNDAMENTALS OF DNP3

  • Fundamental concepts
  • Understanding DNP3 message structure
  • Physical layer
  • Datalink layer
  • Transport layer (pseudo-transport)
  • Application layer message handling and functions
  • Data object library

ADVANCED CONSIDERATIONS OF DNP3

  • DNP3 subset definitions
  • Interoperability between DNP3 devices
  • Implementation rules
  • Conformance testing
  • DNP3 polling and communication options
  • Time synchronisation
  • Secure authentication

CONFIGURATION OF DNP3 OVER SERIAL LINES

  • General description
  • Water industry example

REVIEW OF ETHERNET AND TCP/IP PROTOCOLS

  • IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD (‘Ethernet’)
  • Physical layers
  • Media access control
  • Ethernet frame format
  • Fast and gigabit Ethernet
  • Switched Ethernet
  • TCP/IP model overview
  •  Internet protocol
  •  ICMP, TCP and UDP

DNP3 OPERATION OVER LAN AND WAN NETWORKS

  • Routers
  • Types of routers
  • Routing protocols
  • Wide area networks
  • Digital transmission hierarchies 
  • WAN protocol overview
  • DNP3 over TCP/IP and UDP/IP
  • Link layer confirmations
  • Time synchronisation over LAN

OVERVIEW OF IEC 60870-5 PROTOCOLS

  • Introduction
  • The IEC 60870-5 standards
  • System topology
  • Data link layer
  • Addressing
  • Message transport
  • Application layer
  • Interoperability
  • IEC 60870-5-104 (T104) architecture

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DNP3 AND IEC 60870.5

  • Differences between DNP3.0 and IEC 870
  • Which one is better?

INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES (IEDs)

  • Definition
  • Functions
  • Examples of GE power automation IEDs

IEC 61850 OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Basic features of IEC 61850
  • Data modelling
  • Abstract communication service interface
  • Information (data) exchange model
  • Communication model
  • Substation configuration language
  • Conformance testing
  • Benefits of IEC 61850 

FIELDBUS AND SCADA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

  • Introduction
  • Profibus
  • Foundation Fieldbus

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

  • The future of DNP3

PRACTICAL SESSIONS

  • MODBUS communication
  • DNP3 packet interpretation
  • RTU configuration software
  • DNP concepts
  • Setting up IP address on network
  • Protocol analysis of DNP 3 Protocol

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