DCS Training & Certification Course

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A distributed control system is developed to manage the complicated and geographically distributed control systems throughout the plant. Such systems are ideal to be used in a wide range of industries, including refineries, power plants, water treatment plants, automobile industries, oil industries, and gas plants. DCS Training is equally ideal for working professionals and corporate companies.

Multisoft Systems is a prominent name in the field of corporate training. It provides industry-based training for more than 800 different technologies, including distributed control systems. A distributed control system comes with many control loops; it is a computerized control system. Such systems are designed in contrast with the systems that use centralized controllers – either discrete controllers located within a central computer or at a central control room. A DCS is ideal to be used in a wide range of industries, including refineries, power plants, water treatment plants, automobile industries, oil industries, and gas plants.

In its successful completion, you will learn:
  • You will be able to manage the complicated and geographically distributed control systems in refineries, power plants, pharmaceutical industries, water treatment plants, automobile industries, oil industries, and gas plants after attending this course.
DCS Online Training
  • 30 Hrs. Instructor-led Online Training
  • Recorded Videos After Training
  • Digital Learning Material
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • Lifetime e-Learning Access
  • 24x7 After Training Support
Target audience
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Food Processing Engineers
  • Waste Treatment Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals
  • B.Sc/M.Sc Graduates
Prerequisites
  • DCS Online Training is designed for the B.Sc/M.Sc Graduates, Chemical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Food Processing Engineers, Waste Treatment Engineers, and Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals.
Certification
  • Multisoft Systems will provide you with a training completion certificate after completing the DCS Training

Module 1: Introduction to computer based control systems

  • Introduction to computer based measurement and control systems
  • Role of computers in measurement and (process) control
  • Basic components of computer based measurement and control systems
  • Architecture – computer based process control system
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Hardware for computer based process control system
  • Interfacing computer system with process
  • Economics of computer based system for industrial application

Module 2: Overview of distributed control systems

  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts of a Distributed Computing System (DCS)
  • Evolution of a DCS
  • Present market trends in DCSs
  • Basic DCS specifications
  • General description of a commercial DCS
  • Advantage of DCSs
  • DCS selection criteria
  • DCS architecture

Module 3: An overview of SCADA systems

  • Introduction
  • Basics of SCADA system
  • SCADA key features
  • Remote terminal units (RTUs)
  • Typical requirements for an RTU system
  • PLCs used as RTUs
  • Consideration and benefits of SCADA system
  • DCS versus SCADA terminology
  • SCADA software package

Module 4: The basic controller

  • Introduction
  • Identification of the controller boards
  • Discrete and logic control
  • Sequential and batch control

Module 5: Basic DCS controller configuration

  • Historical
  • Control modes
  • Tracking and initialisation in control slots used for cascade control
  • Control functions
  • Control algorithms
  • Sequential programs for batch processing
  • Defining equipment procedures
  • Phase logic programming
  • Phase logic interface
  • Logic block functions in advanced controller
  • DCS controller configuration

Module 6: Introduction to communications for DCS and SCADA systems

  • Purpose
  • Basic communications principles
  • Balanced and unbalanced transmission lines
  • EIA-232 interface standard (CCITT V.24 interface standard)
  • The EIA-485 interface standard
  • Open systems
  • Interoperability
  • ModBus protocol
  • HART protocol
  • The promise of FieldBus and DeviceNet
  • Benefits

Module7: Programming of DCSS

  • Block configuration
  • IEC 61131-3 “open” programming languages (structured text, function block, ladder, sequential)
  • Tips and tricks in programming

Module 8: Alarm system management

  • Philosophies of alarm management
  • Design overview:
  • Human and ergonomic factors
  • Structure of good alarm system
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • Analyse the alarms
  • Design of alarm system
  • Measurement of performance

Module 9: Distributed control system reporting

  • The operation of advanced DCS by use of multi-screen displays, cross screen invocation and linking
  • Alarm reporting, types of alarms generated and acceptance of alarms
  • The different types of logs and reports which can be configured on a DCS
  • Data history use in logs, reports and trend displays

Module 10: Distributed control system configuration

  • The organisation of system data files
  • Data configuration procedures necessary for setting up the DCS area database
  • The need for multiple personalities attached to operator stations
  • The need for different security levels attached to various operating parameters
  • Configuration control procedures adopted to ensure data integrity

Module 11: Maintenance considerations

  • Maintenance requirements of system and system elements
  • The requirements for inbuilt diagnostics and for maintenance diagnostic routines
  • The requirements for installation of UPS system
  • Recovery of a DCS following a power outage

Module 12: Typical distributed control systems and SCADA systems

  • Introduction
  • Honeywell PlantScape system
  • Foxboro I/A series distributed control systems
  • Delta V system
  • Citect
  • Wonderware

Module 13: Distributed control system applications

  • The use of a DCS in a paper-manufacturing environment
  • The use of a DCS in a petroleum-refining environment
  • The benefits of a DCS when used in an offshore oil and gas processing environment

Module 14: Distributed control systems implementation

  • Introduction
  • System strategy
  • Automation plan
  • Project implementation
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Change management
     

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