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Professional Certificate of Competency in Modern SCADA Communication Systems including DNP3 & IEC60870


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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The fundamentals of SCADA systems
  • SCADA protocols and how they should be structured and applied
  • "Best practice" decisions on the best and most cost effective use of SCADA open protocols for your company
  • The best current practice for data communications for SCADA systems, including LAN and WAN based systems
  • DNP3 protocol
  • DNP3 protocol to your next SCADA project
  • DNP3 interoperability issues
  • The "nuts and bolts" about selecting DNP3 based systems
  • Troubleshooting simple problems with the DNP3 protocol
  • The fundamentals of IEC 60870-5 protocols
  • How IEC 61850 is structured 
     

Next intake is scheduled for September 14, 2015 - contact us to apply.

This course is also available to students resident in India. Please click here for information and fees for Indian students.

OVERVIEW

This course covers the essential elements of SCADA systems with particular emphasis on the DNP3 protocol, with an overview of the IEC 60870.5 and IEC 61850 protocols as well as new developments in this area.

The course commences with a review of the fundamentals of SCADA systems hardware, software and the communications systems that connect the outstations to the SCADA Master control station. The R S-232 and RS-485 interface standards are reviewed, along with MODBUS, Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols. The application of both Local Area and Wide Area networks for SCADA system communications is also covered. A detailed explanation of the DNP3 protocol is given, where the features, message structure, practical benefits and applications are discussed. The course is intended to be product independent but examples will be taken from existing products to ensure that all aspects of the DNP3 protocols are covered.

Examples are given of the configuration issues for DNP3 operation over both low speed serial (eg Radio links) and high speed LAN and WAN networks. An overview of the IEC 60870.5 and IEC 61850 protocols and their areas of application is given as well as new developments in this area. The application of Fieldbus protocols in SCADA systems is also covered. This course provides you with the tools to design your next SCADA system more effectively using DNP3 to draw on the latest technologies.

 COURSE OUTLINEMODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

Overview
SCADA systems
Open systems and communications standards
MODBUS and DNP3
Local Area Networks, Ethernet and TCP/IP
IEC 60870-5
IEC 61850 protocol
Open SCADA Protocols
Interoperability and open standards
Development of standards

MODULE 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF SCADA SYSTEMS

SCADA systems
Remote terminal units
PLCs used as R TUs
The master station
Communication architectures
Communication philosophies

MODULE 3: ADVANCED CONSIDERATION OF DNP

Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
Basic interface standards: R S-232 and R S-485
MO DBUS protocol
Preview of DNP3
What is DNP3?
Interoperability and open standard
Benefits of DNP3
Features of DNP3
System topology
Background and development
Why use DNP3?

MODULE 4: FUNDAMENTALS OF DISTRIBUTED NETWORK PROTOCOL (DNP3)

Fundamental concepts
Understanding DNP message structure
Physical layer
Datalink layer
Transport layer (Pseudo- transport)

MODULE 5: WIDE AREA SCADA NETWORKS AND OVERVIEW OF IEC60870-5 PROTOCOLS

Application layer message handling
Application layer message functions
Data object library
DNP message decoding

MODULE 6: ADVANCED CONSIDERATIONS OF DNP

DNP subset definitions
Interoperability between DNP devices
Implementation rules and recommendations
Conformance testing
DNP polling and communications options
Time synchronisation

MODULE 7: CONFIGURATION OF DNP OVER SERIAL LINKS

Configuration issues
Water industry example

MODULE 8: REVIEW OF ETHERNET AND TCP/ IP PROTOCOLS

IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD ("Ethernet")
Physical layers
Medium access control
Half-duplex
Full duplex
Switched Ethernet
Internet Protocol (IP)
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

MODULE 9: WIDE AREA SCADA NETWORKS

Routers
WAN technologies
DNP3 over TCP/IP and U DP/IP
Configuration of DNP over WAN
Power industry example

MODULE 10: OVERVIEW OF IEC 60870-5 PROTOCOLS

Overview of IEC 60870-5 Protocols
Standards
System topology
Message structure
Addressing
Networked version
Application data objects
Interoperability
Network operation
Differences between DNP3 and
IEC 60870 Protocols

MODULE 11: INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES (IEDS) AND IEC 61850

IEDs definition
IEDs functions
IEC 61850 Protocol Overview
IEC 61850 technology
Substation automation example


MODULE 12: FIELDBUS AND SCADA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Introduction
Profibus
Foundation fieldbus
Latest Developments in Technology

 

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