Practical Troubleshooting and Problem Solving of PLCs and SCADA Systems
The objective of this workshop is to help you troubleshoot, identify, prevent and fix common PLC and SCADA problems. The emphasis is on practical hard hitting information that goes beyond typical theory, focusing unerringly on providing you with the necessary skills to solve your problems whether it is a PLC, SCADA system, or indeed communications system linking the two together. The automation system on your plant underpins your entire operation. It is thus critical that you have the knowledge and tools to quickly identify and fix problems as they occur to ensure you have a safe, secure and productive system. No compromise is obviously possible here. This workshop distils all the tips and tricks learnt over many years.
The first step in PLC troubleshooting is to decide if the problem is internal to the processor or in the I/O system. Experience shows that more than 80% of all PLC malfunctions come back to problems with I/O modules or field equipment (or indeed wiring). Problems that can be traced back to an I/O module (and specific input) are usually related to external field components; whilst internal PLC problems often result in large scale failure or erratic behaviour on the part of the PLC.
This workshop is designed to benefit you with hard-hitting practical up-to-date information on the application of PLCs for the automation and process control of plants and factories. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you with troubleshooting your PLC and SCADA systems.
The content of the workshop brings everyone up to date by briefly reviewing PLC and SCADA systems and then examining in a logical step-by-step fashion with hands-on exercises (both PLCs and simulation software to get to the problems quickly) PLCs and SCADA systems. The key industrial communications problems are briefly covered.