Practical Troubleshooting and Problem Solving of Modbus Protocols - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Data Communications
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
160510E
Course start date: 
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Course end date: 
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Contact Person: 
Ruth Kennedy
Contact Email: 
ruth.kennedy@idc-online.com
Contact Telephone: 
1300 138 522

 

THE COURSE
The objective of this course is to help attendees identify, prevent and fix common industrial data communications problems focusing on the Modbus protocol. The focus is ‘outside the box’, with the emphasis on practicals that go beyond the typical communications issues and theories. The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the necessary toolkit of skills to solve industrial data communication problems where Modbus is used. 

This course addresses the main issues of troubleshooting the industrial data communications network of today, enabling you to walk onto your plant or facility and troubleshoot and fix problems as quickly as possible. The focus of the course being the Modbus suite of protocols and their associated standards.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify, prevent and troubleshoot Modbus protocol communications problems
  • Gain a practical toolkit of skills for working with Modbus
  • Work competently with Modbus and RS-232, RS-485, wireless and Ethernet
  • Gain skills to fault find your Modbus based Ethernet, RS-232/485, wireless, Ethernet and TCP/IP network problems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone working with or required to troubleshoot industrial communications systems ranging from 
  • RS-232 to Fieldbus and Ethernet systems, including:
  • Consulting engineers 
  • Designers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electronic technicians 
  • Instrumentation and control engineers/technicians
  • Network planners 
  • Plant managers 
  • Process control engineers 
  • Shift electricians
  • Systems engineers 
  • System integrators 
  • Test engineers 

 

COURSE OUTLINE
This is an intensive online course. The course is split up in to two sections – Live sessions and recorded lectures. All 8 hours will be provided upon course completion for review.

LIVE SESSION
SESSION ONE

THE MODBUS SERIAL STANDARD

  • Fundamentals: overall concept, protocol stack, client/server interaction, PDU and ADU 
  • Modbus RTU vs. Modbus ASCII: frame structures and timing considerations
  • Problems: timeouts, checksums (CRC/LRC), incorrect function codes/data parameters, exception responses

MODBUS PLUS

  • Fundamentals
  • Problems: cabling, grounding, shielding, terminators, token passing

SESSION TWO
INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET

  • Fundamentals
  • Protocol analysis
  • Problems: noise, connectors, cabling, wire types, jabber, excessive broadcasting, bad frames, faulty auto-negotiation, network loading, component failure

SESSION THREE
TCP/IP

  • Fundamentals
  • Software utilities (ipconfig, ping, arp, tracert, netstat)
  • Protocol analysis
  • Problems: IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, TCP connections

SESSION FOUR
MODBUS/TCP (MODBUS OVER TCP/IP)

  • Fundamentals: overall concept, protocol stack 
  • Packet structure: PDU, ADU, MBAP header
  • TCP connectivity issues
  • Protocol analysis
  • Modbus/TCP to Modbus serial gateways
  • Problems: TCP connection problems, timing issues 

SESSION FIVE
RADIO AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

  • Fundamentals
  • Problems: noise, interference, power, distance, channel separation, encryption

 

RECORDED LECTURES
RECORDING ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • What is Modbus?
  • Overview of the Modbus standards
  • Modbus and IDA 
  • How Modbus relates to the RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet and TCP/IP standards

RECORDING TWO
OVERALL TROUBLESHOOTING METHODOLOGY

  • Common symptoms, problems and solutions
  • How to quickly identify likely causes
  • Basic steps
  • Communications issues
  • Grounding, shielding and noise

RECORDING THREE
BASIC SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS

  • RS-232
    • Fundamentals
    • Problems: UART settings (Baud rate, parity, etc.), cabling, DTE/DCE, handshaking, voltage  levels, noise
    • RS-485
    • Fundamentals
    • Problems: cabling, common mode voltage, voltage levels, transient protection, biasing, termination, control (hardware/software), noise

RECORDING FOUR
TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS AND TRICKS

Summary of all the problems faced
Further troubleshooting tips

SUMMARY & OPEN FORUM 

CLOSING

 

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