• Implementing an Open Control System Network (IC50)


    Length: 2 days
    CEU Credits: 1.4
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


    This newly revised course will use lecture and hands-on exercises to help you explain how Open Control (OPC) works and how to implement it in your plant environment. This course shows you the benefits and drawbacks of using OPC in your plant, how to link diverse industrial equipment into an effective plant-wide communications network, how to securely share plant data on the Internet, and how to justify the economics to move to OPC.

    You will be able to:

    • Describe how to link diverse industrial equipment into a plant-wide communications network
    • State the mission of the OPC Foundation
    • Discuss what the OPC standards provide
    • Compare OPC to current industrial protocols
    • Recognize the benefits and drawbacks of OPC
    • Justify the economics to move to OPC
    • Post your process data seamlessly onto the Internet or Intranet
    • Migrate your plant and process data into your business applications
    • Identify where to go for off-the-shelf OPC solutions

    You will cover:

    • Introduction: The Plant-A Complex Environment
    • Underlying Concepts: Motivating Factors | Benefits of OPC
    • The OPC Overview Document: OPC Development Guidelines
    • The OPC Common Interface: OPC Common Interface Issues
    • OPC Data Access Interface: OPC_DA | Data Access Item
    • OPC Demonstration: OPC Data Access Server Example
    • OPC Security Interface: OPC_Security | Levels of Security
    • OPC Alarms and Events Interface: OPC_A&E - Alarms and Events
    • OPC Historical Data Access (HDA): OPC_HDA | HDA Data Sources
    • OPC Batch Interface: OPC_Batch Scope | OPC Server Interactions
    • OPC_DX: OPC_DA Vertical Integration
    • OPC_XML_DA: Fundamental Concepts | Benefits | Architecture
    • OPC .Net Implementation: .Net Impact on Industrial Automation
    • OPC Product Testing: Purpose | Test Methods | Compliance Testing
    • Unified Architecture OPC-UA: Specifications | Implementation
    • Case Studies: Propylene Oxide Plant | SCADA Gas Transmission System
    • Migrate Your Data: Moving Plant Floor Data
    • Performance Benchmarks: NT | RS View | HDA
    • Evolving Standards: Commands | Complex Data | Future Standards
    • Where to Go for More: Servers | Clients | Toolkits

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Hands on exercises to understand the following standards: OPC DA, OPC Alarms and Events (A&E), OPC Historical Data Access (HDA), Understanding DCOM issues, OPC-XM

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

    Not sure this particular course is for you?
    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material, and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.