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DIA9-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

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A distributed control system (DCS) is a control system for a process or plant, wherein control elements are distributed throughout the system. It is commonly used in manufacturing equipment and utilizes input and output protocols to control the machine. Technical staff should have expert knowledge on the design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques of modern instrumentation and control systems, distributed control systems (DCSs) and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA).
This course is designed to help students to understand the design, operation and control functions of a DCS including PID controllers and also the basic concepts of Advanced Process Control schemes.
After completing this course, students will have expert knowledge on the latest trends related to DCS to enhance the control system performance, reliability, robustness, speed of response and minimize wear and tear of control system components.

 

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE

  • Process and Operations personnel
  • Technical and Process Managers
  • Electrical consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Process control engineer
  • System design engineers
  • Consulting Engineers of various disciplines
  • Engineering managers

COURSE OUTLINE
CONTROL SYSTEM

  • Electronic control systems
  • What is network?

SCADA SYSTEM

  • Explanation on Typical SCADA system

SCADA MASTER STATION

  • Remote terminal unit
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Complicated SCADA system
  • Cold and Hot standby master station

DCS SYSTEM RELIABILITY

  • Key features
  • Smart instrument
  • Single ended analogue input
  • Differential analogue input
  • Digital/Discrete input

DCS MAINTENANCE

  • Availability
  • Reliability
  • Open system
  • OPC
  • Safety and shutdown system

BASIC CONTROLLER

  • Block diagram of Controller
  • Micro process based control
  • Typical control program
  • PID Controller
  • DCS/PLC Control unit
  • Memory unit
  • Input/output unit

PROCESS CONTROL

  • Continuous control
  • Batch control
  • Modular batch control
  • Sequential control
  • Ladder logic program

DCS CONTROL

  • DCS control modes
  • Basic DCS controller
  • PID algorithm
  • Equipment procedure
  • Phase logic programming

ADVANCED DCS

  • Digital composite point
  • Functional block diagram
  • Display hierarchy

ALARM SYSTEM

  • Operator interface
  • Alarm notices
  • Operator activities
  • Plant conditions
  • Optimum conditions

ALARM DESIGN

  • Alarm design activities
  • Ergonomic factors
  • Alarm classification

SAFETY INTEGRITY LEVEL (SIL)

  • Alarm occurrence activities
  • Annunciator panel

OVERVIEW OF CONTROL SYSTEM

  • Controller display
  • Self-tuning controller
  • Self-tuning components
  • Operator help message display

DCS CONFIGURATION

  • DCS Engineering tool
  • Project tree structure
  • DCS system database
  • Configuration control function

INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION

  • COMMS Protocols
  • TCP/IP vs. DNP3
  • TCP/IP Protocol

NETWORK SECURITY

  • Industrial network security
  • Industrial vs Business network
  • Bastion security model
  • Pathway into control network

ISA-99 SECURITY STANDARDS

  • Making field development simple
  • Using 3 layer Architecture
  • SCADA network security
  • SCADA Firewall
  • DMA application

 

Investment

Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 149

Instructor

Ian Verhappen

BSc, P. Eng, ISA Fellow, ISA Certified Automation Professional

 

Ian has been involved in digital communications since 1994 installing the first multi- vendor Foundation Fieldbus project in 1996. Since then, Ian has served as both a leading Project Engineer/Designer and an external/cold eyes review consultant for a number of companies and in pulp and paper, mining, food processing, water and wastewater, oil sands processing, petrochemical and refining industries. Ian is co-author, with Augusto Pereira, of ISA's popular "Foundation Fieldbus Pocket Guide" now in its fourth edition..

Ian is also an active volunteer with ISA, serving as Vice-President of the Standards and Practices 2005/6 and is presently Canadian Chair of IEC TC65, SC65B and SC65E.. Ian is known as a digital communications evangelist and his passion for the topic has taken him around the world to share his experiences.

Ian has accumulated over 20 years experience in oil sands mining where he supported plant operations using standard mining processes of slurry transport, flotation / separation cells and multiphase flow. He is also experienced in truck and shovel operations with associated crushing and solids transport including real time maintenance/operating data for this mobile equipment via wireless communications.

 

Ian has the ability to explain technology in simple terms that can be understood by others without the same level of theory or experience, a rare quality!

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