(SCADA) Systems
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

19 – 23 August 2024
Sandton Centre Johannesburg South Africa

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R19, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

SCADA systems have become more sophisticated over the years. Applications for utility use continue to expand. Remote monitoring of systems, process control adjustments, maintenance management, and report generation are some technologies that many managers are embracing. However, these innovations in communications equipment, hardware and software and safety have caused many operators and managers confusion. Understanding the terminology, fundamental uses, applications, and operating platforms is necessary if managers and staff are to use them to their best advantage.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this Training our trainees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of how a SCADA system work
  • Install, configure and program SCADA software
  • Create a new SCADA application
  • Create tags, graphics, animation and dynamic display to mimic the actual controlled process
  • Develop and write scripting program from control narratives
  • Configure Alarms, Event and Trends.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of OPC, DDE, DLL, etc as it relates to Driver/hardware interoperability set up
  • Set up a simple SCADA system with its hardware and communication infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose software and communication issues in SCADA system
  • Understand the security vulnerability of SCADA system and to make it more secured

Benefits of Attendance:

Current operators and managers of systems will learn about SCADA, controls and electrical and safety issues so to better understand how such systems can be used to increase system performance. Managers will learn how to best support their operational and maintenance staff on multiple levels. System maintenance needs will also be identified and discussed. Maintenance and operations staff will be refreshed on reading electrical and panel drawings for a better understanding of basic troubleshooting and safety.

Who Should Attend:

  • Scada Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Technicians and Technologists
  • Design Engineers
  • System Administrator
  • Process Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Operation and Maintenance personnel
  • Control & Instrumentation Engineers
  • Consultants

Course Outline:

Background to SCADA

  • Fundamentals and definition of terms
  • Comparison of SCADA, DCS, PLC, and Smart instruments
  • Typical SCADA installations
  • Scada System Hardware
    • Comparison of SCADA, DCS, PLC, and Smart instruments
    • Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) structure
    • Analog and digital input/output modules
    • Application programs
    • PLCs used as RTUs
    • Master site structure
    • Communications architectures
    • Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems
    • System reliability and availability
    • Configuration of a master station

 SCADA Systems Software

  • Components of a SCADA system
  • Software – design of SCADA packages
  • Configuration of SCADA systems
  • Building the user interface
  • Connecting to PLCs and other hardware
  • SCADA system design
  • The Twelve Golden Rules

SCADA Solutions and Principles of Operation

  • SCADA System Functions 
  • Power Generation Station typical SCADA Solution
  • Active and Reactive Power Control in a Power Generation  Station
  • Typical Topology of a SCADA SYSTEM Implemented  for a Substation
  • Operation of a SCADA System in a Substation
  • Load Shedding and fault mitigation for a Substation using SCADA
  • Power Factor Correction in a Substation using SCADA
  • Transmission lines Supervised by SCADA Systems

SCADA System Architecture-a Practical approach

  • Example of a complete Networking System
  • Network Topology and Architecture
  • Implementation Example of a Substation SCADA
  • Implementation of a SCADA System in a Nuclear Plant 

 SCADA Control System and Parameters

  • Typical Parameters Monitored by a SCADA System in a Generation Plant, monitoring and control solutions 
  • Monitoring and controlling Substation Parameters remotely, an example of data flow and parameters
  • SCADA Monitoring for Large Electrical System
  • Energy Stability and optimization 
  • Power management solution
  • Intelligent Load Shading and preservation of important Loads
  • Simulation and Predictability of Events
  • Reconstruction of previous events using Historian
  • SCADA Systems Hierarchy and Interaction: Power Generation; Substation Transmission and Distribution Lines.

Good Programming Habits

  • Keeping track of addresses and data used
  • Looking ahead – how will programs be maintained?
  • Practical methods to improve quality: organization of code, thorough documentation, and simplifying changes
  • Good Installation Practice
    • Location of hardware
    • Good wiring practice
    • Cable spacing, power distribution, and wire numbering
    • Reducing noise and interference
    • Screening and shielding

Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)

  • Human and ergonomic factors
  • HMI configuration
  • Design and layout
  • Alarming and reporting philosophies
  • Alarm system design
  • Good Installation Practice
    • Recommended installation practice
    • Ergonomic considerations

 SCADA Network Security

  • Introduction
  • Authentication and encryption
  • SCADA firewalls
  • Firewall architectures and guidelines
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance
    • Troubleshooting SCADA systems
    • Maintenance tasks
  • Specification of Systems
    • Common pitfalls, Standards, Performance criteria, Testing, Documentation, and Future trends

Industrial Communications Protocols

  • RS-232 interface standard
  • RS-485 interface standard
  • Fieldbus
  • Modbus
  • DNP3.0
  • Modems
    • Introduction and principles
    • Asynchronous/synchronous
    • Modulation techniques
    • Error detection and correction
    • Troubleshooting

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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