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SCADA 101: Fundamentals with a Focus on Energy Management System (EMS)
February 4-5, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

SCADA systems are generally used to monitor and control equipment in industries such as telecommunications, water and waste control, energy, oil and gas refining, and transportation—mainly systems that are geographically wide-spread. 

The course explores the evolution of SCADA systems, the differences in the SCADA types, and how they evolved from monolithic to distributed to networked. It will also explain the typical SCADA hardware components through different viewpoints and how they work together, including

  • Hardware standpoint: administrator, data acquisition servers, and front-end processors redundancies
  • Security standpoint: primary and backup systems 
  • Data maintenance standpoint: quality control system and production system 

There will be an explanation of how different telemetry points are processed, as well as the data flow all the way from the field, through RTU, to front end processor, to control room. The course touches on analogs, status points, and accumulators, along with different ways they can be collected in field RTU for data exchange, scan rates, and protocols. The class will discuss how data can be processed for the end user, alarm processing, switching controls, processing logic in database, and putting it into the dynamic graphic user interface for end-to-end control and monitoring.  

We will explore the best data maintenance practices, such as maintaining the data standards and templates, creating the point list and checkout lists, performing point-to-point testing, and maintaining the quality assurance systems independent from productions where jobs are run first. The course will talk about data storage in historic servers and how data can be used or replayed. Finally, it will go over the uses of dispatch training system for the real-time data and data analysis for performing various actions to the system and how they affect the systems.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the history and evolution of SCADA Systems 
  • Identify the basic hardware and software components of a SCADA system 
  • Examine communication protocols that are used to transmit, collect, store, and manage data 
  • Discuss the increase need for cyber security for ICS 
  • Describe different instrumentation measurement technologies 
  • Review SCADA system architecture  
  • Discuss the data flow from field to control room 
  • Identify alarm processing and supervisory control 

“The course was very informative and was geared specifically to the topic at hand.” – Lead Resident Engineer, Descoto Inc.

“I feel a lot more confident coming out of this class than I did going into it. Thanks EUCI!” – IT Supervisor, Trico Electric Cooperative

“Solid starting point for utility and non-utility engineers wanting to get into SCADA systems.” – ADMS Subject Matter Expert, Schneider Electric

Who Should Attend

    • Engineering staff new to SCADA
    • Executives, managers, and other professionals in the energy field
    • Consultants, attorneys, and engineering firms that work within the electricity sector

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course.

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used

Agenda

Tuesday, February 4, 2021 – Central Time

registration8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log in

timing9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

lunch12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

 

  • SCADA Overview
  • SCADA Definition 
  • SCADA History and Evolution
    • By technological evolution
    • Telemetry-based SCADA
    • Minicomputers
    • Microprocessors – PLC
  • SCADA Types 
    • By market evolution
    • Monolithic
    • Distributed
    • Networked
  • SCADA Systems Components
  • Common SCADA Abbreviations
  • Typical Hardware SCADA Architecture
    • Master administrator – data repository
    • Communicator – data acquisition
    • Front end processor – RTU 
    • Historian – data archiving
    • Human Machine Interface – individual users
  • Typical System Division
    • Primary system
    • Backup system
    • Training system (DTS)
  • RTUs
    • RTU protocols types
    • RTU scans rates and options
    • Field devices
  • SCADA Data Collection – Point Types and Uses
    • Analog points (measurements)
      • Limits
      • Setpoints
      • Secondary sources
    • Accumulators (periodic collection)
      • Meter collections
      • Counter values
    • Status points (indication and controls)
      • Alarm processing
      • Supervisory controls
  • Data Collection and Q&A Session
  • Course Adjourns for the Day

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Central Time

registration8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log in

timing9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

 

  • Review of Day 1
  • Data Management
  • Maintaining the Data and Best Practices
    • Constructions project
    • Engineering points list
    • Data standards
    • Safe job processing (QAS and productions systems)
    • Station one-line drawings and dynamic graphic user interface
    • Point to point testing
    • Checklist and procedures
  • SCADA Security and Additional Applications
  • Network Processing 
  • Dispatch Training
  • Cyber Security of SCADA
  • Course Concludes

Instructor

Ivana O’Deen
Principal Database Specialist, Xcel Energy

Ivana O’Deen is a current Principal Database Specialist at Xcel Energy. She has been with Xcel Energy for almost 15 years, where she has been responsible for managing and training employees on SCADA/EMS systems. Prior to her employment at Xcel Energy, she worked 11 years for Siemens, EMS division in Minnetonka, MN. During her employment at Siemens she helped prototype numerous clients’ databases and displays, and she conducted the in-house training of Siemens Spectrum database and display systems management.  

“Ivana was knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. Enthusiastic and clear speaker. I enjoyed the course and hearing her past EMS experiences.” – Principal Analyst at Reliability First

“Ivana has good energy and an engaging speaking style. I appreciate her real-world experience and the stories she shared.” – Managing Director of Power Delivery at Grant PUD

“Ivana was able to make the material relatable and keep us interested.” – IT Specialist at WAPA

Online Delivery

Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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