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About the Course

This 5-day practical PLC, Telemetry, & SCADA Technologies training course is specifically designed to provide delegates with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of industrial automation. It is intended for engineers, technicians, and professionals who aim to deepen their expertise in PLC, Telemetry, and SCADA systems, essential for modern automated industries. Through a balanced mix of theoretical instruction and practical application, it ensures that participants gain a robust understanding of how to design, program, implement, and maintain PLC-based control systems, implement effective telemetry systems for data acquisition and remote monitoring, and develop proficient SCADA systems for supervisory control and data acquisition.

It covers a comprehensive range of topics, from the basics of industrial automation to advanced control systems and data management techniques. Delegates will learn about PLCs' critical components and functionalities, including their hardware and software aspects, various programming languages, and digital and analog I/O integration. It also goes deeply into telemetry systems, covering essential communication methods and protocols for reliable data transmission. Additionally, it provides extensive training on SCADA systems, emphasizing HMI design, alarm management, historical data trending, and integrating SCADA with other enterprise systems ensuring the delegates are well-equipped to handle real-world challenges and optimise industrial processes efficiently.

Delegates will have acquired the technical skills necessary to excel in industrial automation. They can design, troubleshoot, and maintain complicated control systems, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. The hands-on workshops and real-world projects are embedded to allow for the practical application of theoretical concepts, reinforcing learning outcomes.  Furthermore, the program will focus on practical PLC systems like Siemens and Allen Bradley to closely relate the contents to the practical systems that the delegates will use to deal with practical applications in the industry. It will use simulation software of these systems to convey hands-on experience.

 

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Comprehend the fundamental principles and components of PLC, Telemetry, and SCADA Systems, including their roles and applications in industrial automation
  • Apply various PLC Programming Languages, such as Ladder Logic and Function Block Diagram, to design, test, and troubleshoot PLC-based control systems
  • Design and construct efficient telemetry systems, utilising appropriate communication methods and protocols to ensure reliable data acquisition and remote monitoring
  • Analyse and configure SCADA systems, including HMI design, alarm management, and data trending, to monitor and control industrial processes effectively
  • Synthesize their knowledge of PLCs, Telemetry, and SCADA to develop integrated automation solutions that enhance operational efficiency and reliability
  • Evaluate and diagnose issues within PLC, Telemetry, and SCADA systems, implementing effective troubleshooting and maintenance strategies to ensure continuous operation
  • Assess and apply cybersecurity best practices to protect SCADA systems from potential threats and vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate and optimise automation processes by leveraging the capabilities of PLC, Telemetry, and SCADA technologies to improve productivity and reduce downtime
Training Approach

The training course will be delivered through classroom and virtual sessions, utilising a mix of lectures, interactive discussions, and hands-on labs. Our methodology focuses on experiential learning, where participants engage in real-life examples, industry case studies, and practical exercises. By incorporating simulation software and actual equipment, learners can apply theoretical concepts in a controlled environment. Regular assessments and project work ensure comprehension and skill development. Moreover, the training will cover many case studies regarding design, maintenance, and troubleshooting tricks that are very helpful for participants in their practical work. This comprehensive approach reinforces learning and equips participants with the confidence to implement PLC, Telemetry, and SCADA technologies in real-world scenarios.

The Attendees

This training course is tailored for industrial automation and control systems professionals. It is ideal for those looking to deepen their technical expertise and apply advanced automation technologies within their organisations, especially for individuals responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining automated systems.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Automation Engineers
  • Control System Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • SCADA and HMI Developers
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND PLC FUNDAMENTALS

  • Overview of Industrial Automation
  • Key Components: Sensors, Actuators, Controllers
  • Historical Evolution of Automation Technologies
  • Open-loop vs Closed-loop Control Systems
  • Basics of Feedback Control Systems
  • Introduction to PLCs: Definition and Functions
  • Types and Applications of PLCs
  • Hardware Components: CPU, Power Supply, I/O Modules
  • Overview of PLC Communication Modules
  • Introduction to PLC Programming Environments

DAY TWO: PLC PROGRAMMING BASICS AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

  • Digital and Analog I/O Interfacing
  • Basics of Ladder Logic Programming
  • Introduction to Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Text (ST) and Instruction List (IL)
  • Simple PLC Program Creation and Testing
  • Utilising Timers and Counters in PLC Programs
  • Implementing Sequencers in Automation Tasks
  • Data Handling and Manipulation Techniques
  • Debugging and Testing PLC Programs
  • PLC System Troubleshooting Methods

DAY THREE: TELEMETRY SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

  • Definition and Applications of Telemetry
  • Key Components: Sensors, Transmitters, Receivers
  • Wired Communication Methods (RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet)
  • Wireless Communication Methods (Radio, Satellite)
  • Overview of Telemetry System Design Principles
  • Introduction to Modbus Protocol
  • Overview of TCP/IP Protocol
  • Basics of Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus Protocols
  • Signal Acquisition and Processing Techniques
  • Data Transmission and Reception Principles

DAY FOUR: SCADA SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

  • Definition and Components of SCADA Systems
  • SCADA vs DCS Systems Comparison
  • SCADA Hardware Components: RTUs, PLCs, HMI
  • SCADA Software Components: SCADA software, Historian
  • Communication Infrastructure in SCADA Systems
  • Overview of OPC Protocol
  • Introduction to Modbus TCP/IP
  • Basics of MQTT Protocol
  • Configuring Communication between SCADA and Field Devices
  • Ensuring Data Integrity and Reliability in SCADA Systems

DAY FIVE: HMI DESIGN, SCADA INTEGRATION, AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Principles of Effective HMI Screen Design
  • Implementing Alarm Management Systems
  • Historical Data Trending Techniques
  • Event Handling in SCADA Systems
  • Creating User-friendly Interfaces for Operators
  • Linking SCADA with ERP and MES Systems
  • Overview of Cybersecurity in SCADA Systems
  • Strategies for SCADA System Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Practices for SCADA Systems
  • Final Review and Project Preparation