DCS and Panel Designing Training

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DCS (Distributed Control System) and Panel Designing training imparts the skills for handling process automation. The training provides detailed study along with practical applications on DCS architecture and applications. Further included is the comprehensive working knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) commonly known as AC drives along with control panel system designing. Participants will get the exposure of AutoCAD for designing electrical wiring and control panel. Different types of switches, controls, circuit breaker, and other components required for control panel designing are also explained in this training program.

At the end of the training the individuals should be able to demonstrate:
  • Understanding the components, hardware classification, and application of industrial automation
  • Ability to use design the hardware architecture of DCS
  • Specify AC motor, AC drives, and its associated circuitry
  • Design control panel system
  • Use AutoCAD for control panel and electrical wiring designing
  • Follow general wiring guidelines and implement electrical protection
  • Handle load management and troubleshooting of control circuit in live panels
Target Audience
  • Students/ Technicians/ Engineers requiring knowledge of automation and DCS.
  • Personnel involved in the operations of control systems
  • Instrument Engineer/Technician
  • Automation Engineer/Technician
  • Maintenance Officer/Supervisor

Candidates from electrical/electronic background having knowledge of process operations and testing instruments and devices are ideal for this training.

Module 1: Introduction

1. Introduction to Automation

  • Brief Description of a Control System
  • Micro Controller, PID Controller, PLC Controller
  • History & Need of Industrial Automation
  • Application of Industrial Automation
  • Basic Components of Automation
  • Hardware Classification of Automation

Module 2: Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

2. Introduction to control system

  • Applications of DCS system
  • Architectural evolution for DCS
  • Hardware architecture of DCS
    • Processor
    • Power supply
    • I/O modules
    • Communication bus
    • Operator and Engineering station
    • Redundancy
  • Comparison between the hardware PLC & DCS

Module 3: VFD & Control Panel Designing

3. Motion Control System

  • AC Motor and its working
  • Introduction to Stepper and Servo motor
  • Motor control circuit, interlocking circuit
  • Introduction to AC Drives & application
  • Drive Parameter programming
  • VFD controlling through Keypad, External switch and PLC
  • Basic Criteria for drives selection
  • Drive Control Panel system designing

4. AutoCAD Designing

  • Creating and managing workspace.
  • Erasing Object, Cancelling & Undoing a command
  • Object selection method
  • Drawing line and circle
  • Drawing arc, rectangle, ellipses and polygon
  • Edit, Move, copy & paste command
  • Offset, rotate & scale, fillet, Chamfering, trim, Extend Stretch & lengthen command
  • Arraying, Mirroring, Breaking, dividing & joining
  • Zooming, Panning & drawing
  • Electrical Wiring Designing through AutoCAD
  • Control panel designing through AutoCAD

5. Control Panel Designing

  • Type of Switches: - PB, E- PB, Toggle Switches, Selector switches, Limit Switches
  • Introduction to Contactor and it’s working
  • Miniature Circuit Breaker
  • Molded Case Circuit Breaker
  • Over Load Relay
  • Motor Protection Circuit Breaker
  • Basic of Control & power drawing
  • General wiring guidelines in a panel Designing
  • Panel Indicator (Multifunction meter, ammeter, Voltmeter)
  • Preparation of general arrangement diagrams, busbar sizing
  • Electrical Protection
  • General wiring guidelines / practices
  • Load management (connected load, running load, load factor)
  • Maintenance & troubleshooting of control circuit in live panels.

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