• Introduction to SCADA Systems Integration (IC30C1)


    Length: 1 day
    CEU Credits: 0.7
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    This course explains the parts and technologies that make up a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and shows you how to evaluate potential benefits of applying the technology to your process application.

    You will be able to:

    • Describe the various components of a SCADA system
    • Discuss the background and history of component technologies
    • Recognize potential benefits of applying SCADA to some common industries
    • Describe several applications that should not use SCADA
    • Recognize the base standards that apply to SCADA
    • Sketch out a SCADA system for potential application in your industry
    • Identify the limitations of SCADA systems
    • Calculate the "scan time" required for SCADA systems of various sizes
    • Recognize that HMIs are just a part of SCADA
    • Define the terms used in describing the technology
    • Explain the concepts of digital coding, protocols, and modulation methods; why they are needed; and where they are most effectively applied
    • Evaluate the benefits of several examples of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Master Terminal Units (MTUs), and communications methods

    You will cover:

    • Definition of SCADA Terminology
    • History of Base Technologies: SCADA Concepts | SCADA Applications | SCADA Architectures
    • Concepts of Communication: Analog/Digital | Standards | Protocols | Modbus, HART, Fieldbus | Master/Slave and Peer-to-Peer Communications
    • RTUs
    • Field Devices: Sensors | Inputs | Outputs | Actuators | Environmental Considerations
    • MTU Applications

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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