Basics of Industrial Controls and Automation

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Online - Virtual , 20240917 17 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241118 18 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241203 03 - Dec - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register


Today’s highly increasing competition needs high-quality goods with a competitive price and the most consistent products. Industrial automation is one of the remarkable and influential measures in obtaining the solutions to the challenge described above. Industrial automation makes improving product quality, efficiency, and production rate easier while reducing production and design costs. Industrial automation uses control systems and equipment, such as computer software and robots, to perform tasks that have traditionally been performed manually.

The Basics of Industrial Controls and Automation course is intended to offer engineers and technicians essential knowledge of Industrial Automation. Participants gain up-to-date theoretical and practical understanding of SCADA systems. It will provide an overview of modern digital communication standards and networks, starting at the fundamental RS232 standard and moving to Modbus over TCP/IP. You will learn how to optimise their systems regarding safety, flexibility, and costs. The course also discusses modern radio links, ranging from the application to troubleshooting and using and selecting wireless link devices.


By the end of the Basics of Industrial Controls and Automation training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand various components of a SCADA system
  • Gain knowledge on basic principles of data communications
  • Assess the necessities for PLC-to-SCADA communications
  • Understand the importance of the ISO OSI model
  • Appreciate the use of wireless communications in the industrial environment
  • Recognise the various wireless communication standards
  • Practically apply radio telecommunications and make use of troubleshooting techniques
  • Understand the concept of Modbus/Serial and Modbus/TCP
  • Practically apply Modbus and make use of troubleshooting techniques
  • Understand modern SCADA applications and deployments


The Basics of Industrial Controls and Automation course is intended for those professionals involved in designing, installing, testing, operating and maintaining process instrumentation and control systems; Automation Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Design Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Electricians, Instrument and Process Control Engineers and Technicians, Maintenance Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Technicians, Operations Engineers and Process Engineers.


The latest educational methods and strategies are employed. The course is designed to give the required fundamental knowledge and provide a strong background for all attendees towards practical industrial applications. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentations, open discussion, case studies, simulations, and group work.

Pre and Post-course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training and the pre and post skill and ability of participants.


Module 1: Overview of SCADA Systems and Communication Principles

  • KeyTopics:

    • Introduction to SCADA systems
      • Overview
      • Modern Instrumentation and Control Systems “Smart” Instrumentation
    • Basic communication principles
      • Overview
      • Transmission Modes, Digital systems, ASCII Code
      • UART & Standards
    • Numbering Systems (binary & hexadecimal)
    • SCADA Systems
      • Hardware and software architecture
      • Functionality and alarm handling
      • Marshalling terminals and RTUs
      • Basic communication system
      • Application development & Engineering
    • Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
      • Introduction
      • RTU environmental enclosures
      • Control processor and memory (CPU)
      • Digital processing

Module 2: Communication Media, Standards and Protocol

  • KeyTopics:

    • Communications media
      • Cabling & Fiber optics
    • Serial Data Communications
      • RS-232/485 Standards
    • ISO OSI model
    • Error detection
      • Checksum
      • CRC
    • HART Protocol
    • Modbus Protocol

Module 3: SCADA Instrumentation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Overview
    • Block Diagram
    • Sensors
    • Electronics
    • Power considerations
    • HMI
    • Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting
    • Transmitter
    • SCADA channels: wired & wireless

Module 4: System Architecture & Telemetry

  • KeyTopics:

    • SCADA System Architecture
      • Control Room
      • Supervisory control
      • PLC & DCS
      • Fieldbus: Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus
      • Sensors & Actuators
      • Communication Links and channels
      • HMI
      • Alarms
      • PLC – SCADA communications
    • Telemetry: Wireless Links
      • Elements of a Radio Link
      • The radio spectrum and frequency allocation
      • IEEE Wireless standards
      • Examples of devices
      • Implementation
      • Miscellaneous Considerations

Module 5: Products Overview and Future

  • KeyTopics:

    • Products
      • Siemens WinCC and SIMATIC
    • Applications
      • Chemical plant
      • Oil & Gas
      • Waste Water Treatment
      • Boiler automation
    • Demonstrations
      • Intelligent irrigation system
      • Intelligent industrial security system
    • The Future
      • Industrial Internet (II)
      • SCADA and the Internet of Things (IoT)
      • IP Protocol Version 6: Ipv6

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