Code Date Venue Early Bird Fee Fee
PD439 09 - 11 Dec 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SGD 3,499 SGD 3,699
PD439 09 - 11 Dec 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RM 10,497 RM 11,097

Code

PD439

Date

09 - 11 Dec 2019

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

SGD 3,499

Fee

SGD 3,699

Code

PD439

Date

09 - 11 Dec 2019

Venue

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early Bird Fee

RM 10,497

Fee

RM 11,097

About this Training Course

Since the first Distributed Control System (DCS) was installed in the late 1970s, the concept of DCS has swept alternative control technologies from the field. The substantial growth, in the construction of plants in the traditional heavy process industries such as power generation, refining, oil and gas, water and petrochemicals, is driving significant growth in the utilisation of DCS. The broad architecture of a solution involves either a direct connection to physical equipment such as switches, pumps and valves or connection via a fieldbus communication system.

With the advent of high speed data highways and locally collected plant information, DCSs are being used to reduce cabling costs as well as implement advanced control strategies. This course will cover the practical applications of DCS and is based on a selection of subjects that either have had a strong impact on distributed systems today or explore novel ideas which may be of importance for the future. Other topics in the course cover important aspects of distributed systems such as data communications, SCADA and Safety Instrumented Systems plus PLC applications.

The evolution of computer control systems is discussed in this advanced course and the architecture of contemporary DCS offerings is described in general terms. The course covers hardware, configuration, data communications, user interfaces and I/O devices. In addition, the course introduces the general maintenance requirements of the DCS. It covers troubleshooting techniques using DCS self-diagnostics and the various diagnostic displays available to engineers and technicians as well as safe and proper component replacement procedures for cards, modules and power supplies.

The course also looks at the different methods of tuning three term controllers using the various Zeigler-Nichols approaches.

A section of this course is also concerned with future considerations on the choice and updating of older DCSs, managing the DCS upgrade, choosing between PLC and DCS for the process industries, immediate action items for an ageing DCS/PLC and configuration implementation considerations for distributed control systems.

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge and skills in DCS systems and implement systematic applications, selection and troubleshooting techniques and methods
  • Identify the DCS hardware & software, particularly the traditional process controllers, programming, execution time, configuration, etc
  • List the parts and configuration of a SCADA system and determine its basic architecture and levels of hierarchy
  • Differentiate DCS from PLC and SCADA and discuss their features and functions
  • Determine the types of DCS used in petroleum refining processes and explain their specific function in each process
  • Employ the concepts of alarm management systems including the types, features, architecture and functions
  • Discuss the concepts of humans in control and identify the factors that contribute in their actions
  • Recognise the safety issues involved in DCS such as intrinsic safety, explosion, approval standards, etc
  • Identify types of redundancy and understand how they work
  • Appreciate the principles of analogue and digital field communications and their transmitter classifications, intrinsic safety, fieldbus communications and technologies, etc
  • Discuss the concepts of safety instrumented systems and explain their functions, integration and hazard and risk analysis
  • Explain the maintenance considerations of DCS and identify the various types of failures and faults
  • Select the proper DCS system for each application and determine the system specification and its functional description
  • Update a DCS for optimised operations
  • Manage the DCS upgrade
  • Choose between PLC and DCS for process industries
  • Carry out immediate action items for an ageing DCS/PLC
  • Configure implementation considerations for distributed control systems
  • This course will benefit managers, engineers and other technical staff who are responsible for the selection, application, and implementation and troubleshooting of distributed control systems and their possible upgrades.
  • Personnel in technical positions who want to know more about distributed control systems will also benefit from this course.