Implementing Modern SCADA Systems

A two-day course for Power and Energy professionals

Leverage modern SCADA Systems  to increase operability and reliability of your critical business functions.
Attend this course to:
  • Experience the structure of modern SCADA systems in an  interactive and virtual training environment to ensure the highest transferability of all lessons learned
  • Identify potential pitfalls and influencing factors affecting the set-up of the core system
  • Develop software architecture plans for SCADA systems to adapt to the specific needs and challenges of your organisation
  • Align the technical infrastructure with network requirements to optimize and leverage the existing business systems and processes
  • Guarantee system reliability through regular maintenance and upgrades to ensure safe and efficient operation


What is the programme about?

Industrial control systems are an integral part of the critical infrastructures of today’s power & utility companies and enable operators to not only improve the productivity but also to reduce the risks of physical damages and financial losses. To secure reliable and profitable business operations the effective development and integration of hardware infrastructure and software architecture is critical. However the complex nature of existing systems presents substantial challenges, understanding how to manage the integration is vital.

This programme will utilise a virtual SCADA system to examine and illustrate optimum process integration. Participants of this programme will gain first-hand experience through a unique Mobile Training Platform to put the lessons learned into real-life practice. The Virtualised Training Environment will immediately improve the skills and competencies of the attendees and ensure sustainable learning effects.

Power industry professionals seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips for improving their investment planning and maximising the operational efficiency and reliability including: 

  • General Managers  
  • Control Systems Engineers
  • Senior Telecontrol Engineers
  • Electrical Diagnostics Engineers
  • Instrument & Control Engineers
  • Project Managers SCADA
  • Technical Officers
  • Technical Application Engineers
  • Metering Technicians
Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:
  • National and international oil&gas companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Consultancies


Registration: 9.00am
Start of day: 9.30am


What is SCADA?
  • What does SCADA do
  • What are the options
  • Where is it used


SCADA in modern Business
  • Integration with business systems
  • Support and maintenance
  • Future-proofing


SCADA Security
  • Information security
  • Network security
  • Physical security


The Changing Landscape
  • Engineering vs IT
  • Wired vs Wireless
  • Vendor Specific vs Vendor Neutral


Planning for SCADA
  • IT management
  • Vendor support
  • Reliability and Availability
  • Beyond the software


Operating SCADA
  • Who uses it?
  • Who manages it?
  • Who maintains it?
  • Who pays for it?


Interactive session: Hands on SCADA experience
Delegates will use a generic SCADA software to explore and review different types of displays, data, and alarms               


Close of day: 5.00pm


Start of day: 9.30am




SCADA Systems
  • Industrial vs Utility
  • Automation vs Monitoring
  • Local vs Remote Control
  • Distributed vs Centralised


Consider the Environment
  • Engineering vs IT
  • Office vs Field
  • Autonomous vs Monitored


Building the Infrastructure
  • Physical locations
  • Network requirements
  • Business structure


Choosing a Platform
  • Brief List of SCADA systems and uses
  • Legacy systems
  • Business systems


Monitoring Technologies
  • RTUs
  • PLCs
  • Other Control systems
  • Grids, Networks, and Interconnections


Integrating with Field systems
  • Outage notifications
  • Status Feeds
  • Remote Sites


Integrating with Business systems
  • Status Feeds
  • Reporting Systems
  • Asset Management


  • Field IO Protocols
  • RTU / PLC Protocols
  • Inter-Site Protocols


Interactive session: Protocols

Delegates will be working with protocols to understand the differences and  limitations of various options


  • Keeping it in perspective
  • Physical security
  • Data security


Information Management
  • Alarms
  • Trending
  • Reporting


Historical Data Storage
  • For what purpose?
  • Systems for storage
  • Retention


Additional Systems
  • Training / Replay Simulators
  • Performance Analysis
  • Smart System Feed-Ins
  • Smart System Feed-Outs


Systems Reliability
  • Business as Usual
  • Redundancy vs Disaster Recovery
  • Regular Maintenance
  • Planning for Upgrades


Virtual Training Environment
For the USB based Mobile Training Platform, the trainer will prepare a virtualised training environment that simulates a workstation.
The laptops need to either run the virtual machine (VM Player software) or to install it from the key.
Once the VM Player starts up each virtualised environment it is exactly how the trainer needs it to be.
Close of day: 4.00pm
Each day has two 15 minute refreshment breaks and one hour for lunch

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