• Practical Applications of SCADA Systems (IC30C2)


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


    This seminar exposes you to practical applications that have been successfully implemented by many companies in the industries that use supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. It will lead you towards an understanding of the features of SCADA that allows the technology to benefit industry. This seminar will familiarize you with existing and potential applications of SCADA technology and with the factors about SCADA that will allow you to develop your own applications.

    You will be able to:

    • Describe the features that make SCADA different from other process control technologies
    • Describe the componets of a SCADA system, their functions, and how they communicate with each other
    • Describe the major applications of SCADA across many industries
    • Explain which types of applications should not use SCADA and why not 
    • Recognize application opportunities based on your existing knowledge of your process and your new knowledge of SCADA
    • Identify new application opportunities based on the direction that several SCADA-related technologies are developing
    • Identify SCADA application opportunities from other industries based on your newly acquired knowledge of their applications

    You will cover:

    • Overview of SCADA: Large, Relatively Simple Processes | Communications | SCADA Structure: Master Terminal Unit (MTU), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
    • Data Interoperability: Open Control (OPC) | Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • Traditional SCADA Applications: Oil Production | LACT | Wellhead Control | Gas Production
    • Examples of Future Applications: Oil/Gas Production | Electric Generation and Transmission | Electric Distribution | Pipeline Operation | Irrigation | Urban Water Distribution
    • What Will Drive New Applications? Better Communication | Sensors to RTU's | RTU's to MTU's | Networking
    • User Need Drives the Future

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

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