Course Syllabus


  • Introduction
  • History of DCS
  • Introduction to the Keyboard
  • System Architecture and Addressing
  • System Overview and Hardware
  • System Addressing
  • Loop Configuration
  • Software Functionality and Organisation
  • I/O and Control Block Configuration
  • Response to Open Loop Situations
  • Disk and Tape Functions
  • Overview of Disk and Tape Functions
  • Procedures for Performing Disk and Tape Functions
  • Console Configuration
  • Alarms
  • Trending
  • Events


  • Introduction
  • The Overall Functions of a Supervisory Control and Data
  • Acquisition System
  • Hardware and Software requirements
  • Strategy Building
  • What is a Control Strategy
  • Editing a Strategy
  • Connecting Strategy Blocks
  • Querying a Strategy
  • Configuring a Display
  • Overview
  • Display Building Guidelines
  • Display Building Tools
  • Editing a Display
  • Dynamic Connections
  • Animating a Display
  • Runtime
  • Starting a Runtime Session
  • Entering Data
  • Operator Displays
  • Trending
  • Data Logging

Dates available on request.


On completion of the training course the candidate will be able to:-

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a distributed control systems architecture and ability to control process plant
  • Understand the steps required to configure a distributed control systems software as part of a control loop
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the disk and tape functions associated with a distribution control system
  • Know how to configure a distributed control system console to perform trending, alarm and event functions
  • Be able to configure and commission new control loops using a distributed control system
  • Understand the basic principles of a SCADA software package
  • Produce a simulated SCADA strategy to control the level in a vessel
  • Produce a screen display
  • Animate a screen display using the signals produced by a control strategy
  • Use the knowledge gained to control a real process system

Course Content

To provide the necessary knowledge to enable process signals to be integrated with a distributed control system (DCS) and a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA). To give the trainee the ability to produce animated screen displays.

An understanding of basic instrumentation. To be able to use a computer keyboard and an understanding of Process Control.

The duration of the course is 5 days.

Optimum Number:
The optimum number for this course is 4 – 6 delegates.

Training Aids:
Rosemount system 3 DCS, Moore Mycroadvantage SCADA and Genesis SCADA.





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