Introduction to Process Control, PLC, DCS and SCADA Systems

Course Outline

Course Duration:10.0 Days

  • BASIC PROCESS CONTROL CONCEPTS
  • BASIC PROCESS CONTROL CONCEPTS
  • BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CONTROL SYSTEMS
  • THE BASIC CONTROLLER
  • BASIC DCS CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION
  • ADVANCED CONTROLLERS
  • PRACTICAL SESSION
  • INTRODUCTION TO PLC'S
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC HARDWARE
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC SOFTWARE
  • USING LADDERLOGIC FOR SIMPLE DIGITAL FUNCTIONS
  • GOOD PROGRAMMING HABITS
  • GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE
  • BATCH PROCESSES AND SEQUENTIAL CONTROL
  • SAFETY PROGRAMMABLE SYSTEMS
  • DATA COMMUNICATIONS
  • PROGRAMMING OF DCS SYSTEMS
  • UNINTERRUPTED OPERATION AND SECURITY ISSUES
  • THE OPERATOR INTERFACE
  • ALARM SYSTEM MANAGEMENT FOR DCS
  • DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM REPORTING
  • MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS
  • DCS VERSUS SCADA VERSUS PLC
  • DCS SYSTEM ELEMENTS
  • TELEMETRY AND SCADA SYSTEMS HARDWARE
  • LANDLINE SYSTEMS
  • MODEMS
  • RADIO TECHNOLOGY
  • FUTURE TRENDS
  • SCADA SYSTEMS SOFTWARE AND PROTOCOLS

PRACTICAL SESSIONS:
A) INDUSTRIAL CONTROL IN PRACTICE SIMULATION EXERCISES
Exercise 1 - Flow Control Loop - Basic Example
Exercise 2 - Proportional (P) Control- Flow Chart
Exercise 3 - Integral (I) Control - Flow Control
Exercise 4 - Proportional and Integral (PI) Control - Flow Control
Exercise 5 - Introduction to Derivative (D) Control
Exercise 6 - Practical Introduction into Stability Aspects
Exercise 7 - Open Loop Method -Tuning Exercise
Exercise 8 - Closed Loop Method - Tuning Exercise
Exercise 9 - Saturation and Non Saturation Outputs Limits
Exercise 10 - Ideal Derivative Action - Ideal PID
Exercise 11 - Cascade Control
Exercise 12 - Cascade Control with one Primary and two Secondaries
Exercise 13 - Combined Feedback and Feed Forward Control
Exercise 14 - Dead-Time Compensation in Feedback Control
Exercise 15 - Static Value Alarm
B) DCS, SCADA, PLC AND INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMMING - ISAGRAPH SIMULATION SOFTWARE
C) INSTRUMENT PRACTICALS : Training Kit

Description

This course is designed to give a practical introduction and overview of the principles of measurement and control of process plant. It is a hands-on workshop and participants will have the opportunity to explore the set-up and tuning of control loops using simulation and other computer-based training packages. Whilst suitable for graduates who require a practical introduction to measurement and control systems on process plant, it is also valuable to anyone working in process industries who would like to understand the techniques used in measurement and control and who have not had the opportunity to learn about them before, or who would like a good solid refresher.

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