SCADA Masterclass: Situational Awareness and Alarm Management

Develop and implement innovative alarm management concepts to immediately improve the safety and reliability of your operation.

Attend this three-day course to:

  • Understand the influences on perception, comprehension and projection and their consequences on the operator’s performance and the operational reliability
  • Increase the situation awareness and avoid missing important information by reviewing visualisation strategies and concepts
  • Improve your interpretation & evaluation skills to optimise your incident reporting and response management
  • Master the complexity and volume of new data and information by applying new design and alarm management principles
  • Review real time strategic decision making processes to increase the response rate and efficiency of corrective actions


What is the programme about?

Situational awareness and alarm management depends on a complex interplay between human factors, operating system, technological equipment and environmental factors. But the increasing volume of data is a serious challenge for the operator. Consequently, inadequate situation awareness is one of the primary factors in accidents attributed to human error. Therefore, visualising, interpreting and evaluating reported incidents plays a crucial role in guaranteeing a reliable alarm management and problem handling.

This focused three-day programme has been designed to deliver the essential knowledge and understanding of the perception, comprehension and projection and their consequences on the operator’s performance and the system’s reliability to ensure reliable alarm management and an efficient problem handling.


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 asset value including:

  • General Managers  
  • Manager-Projects (Advanced Control Solutions)
  • Power Plant Control Systems Engineers
  • Senior Telecontrol Engineers
  • Senior Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Diagnostics Engineers
  • Instrument & Control Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • Project Manager SCADA
  • System Engineers
  • Technical Officers
  • Technical Application Engineers
  • Metering Technicians
  • Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:
    • Power generation, transmission and distribution  companies
    • National and international oil & gas companies
    • Governments, regulators and market operators
    • Industry associations
    • Consultancies
Section 1 – Modern SCADA
  • 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
Section 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
  • 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 DisasterRecovery
  • Regular Maintenance
  • Planning for Upgrades
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Muzafar Ali has over 25 years of international experience in SCADA systems engineering and Power

Dates & Locations

This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.