Design of Industrial Automation Functional Specifications for PLCs, DCSs and SCADA Systems

THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will be useful to both specifiers and implementers and will provide a theoretical grounding as well as a practical guide for preparing a control system functional specification for implementation on Industrial control systems consisting of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), HMI (Human Machine Interfaces/SCADA devices) or DCS (Distributed Control Systems).

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?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Industrial automation engineers and technicians
  • Instrumentation and control engineers, technologists and technicians
  • Maintenance engineers, technicians and staff
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • System specifiers

CONTENT SUMMARY

FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION INTRODUCTION

  • Overview of a Functional Design Specifications (FDS)
  • The terms and abbreviations
  • Naming conventions and standards
  • Control philosophy needed in guiding the FDS
    Practical session: Control philosophy outline

STANDARDS AND CONVENTIONS

  • Discussion of relevant standards
  • Definitions, tagging and naming conventions
    Practical session: Tagging and naming

SCADA/PLC/DCS

  • Process control approaches and their philosophies
  • Discussion of SCADA/PLC/DCS systems
  • PLC coding concepts - IEC 61131-3
    Practical session: PLC coding

REMOTE TERMINAL UNIT (RTUs)

  • Introduction to RTU
  • Standards involved for an RTU design
  • Defining devices for data acquisition
    Practical session: RTU specification

DATA COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Options for different communication media
  • Suitability of protocols and relevant standards
  • RS-485/Ethernet/DNP3/IEC 61850
    Practical session: Specification of data communications systems

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI) REQUIREMENTS

  • Process diagrams, modern trends and alarm systems
  • Alarms including colour coding, audio indicators and others
  • Different kinds of reporting
    Practical session: Definition of a GUI

SECURITY ASPECTS

  • Relevance of security for SCADA systems 
  • Philosophy and different approaches for security
    Practical session: Security specifications

WRAPPING UP

  • Review of a complete FDS
  • Pitfalls, tips and tricks
    Practical Session: Building a complete FDS – from earlier sessions

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