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

DAY 1

Registration: 9.00am
 
Start of day: 9.30am
 
 
MODULE 1: MODERN SCADA SYSTEM: INTRODUCTION AND COURSE CONTENT

 

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

DAY 2

Start of day: 9.30am

 

MODULE 2: TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF SCADA SYSTEMS

 

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

 

Protocols
  • 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

 

Security
  • 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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