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LONG 221B - Electrical & Automation Engineering (26 Weeks)

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Course Description

This course is aimed at benefiting those engineers and technicians who need to design, commission and maintain automation and process control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's).

The objective of the course is to provide the practicing engineer and technician with the necessary tools to design, specify, configure, install and commission a complete PLC system. The main challenge today is for engineers and technicians to make optimum use of their plant and equipment through automation and process control techniques.

The result of effective automation and process control are products, which cost less and have more controllable quality levels. 

The PLC is one of the key components in achieving this productivity improvement. PLCs in the past have differed widely in their programming and hardware structure. However there has been a rapid convergence today between different systems from the different manufacturers.

Note: Fee applies to 5+ participants attending the same course

Course Objectives

  • Understadning the fundamental operating principles behind using a PLC.
  • Discussing Good installation practice.
  • Discussing on programming PLCs.
  • Exploring the PLC as part of a complete Local Area Network The PLC and the operator interface.
  • Learning about High Security PLC systems.
  • Being aware of the guidelines to troubleshooting of PLCs.
  • Understanding PLC project specification.

Who Should Attend?

  • Electrical and Instrument Engineers and Supervisors.
  • Operation Engineers and Operation Supervisors

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Principles of Operation 
  • PLCs Versus Other Types of Controls 
  • PLC Product Application Ranges 
  • Ladder Diagrams and the PLC 
  • Advantages of PLCs 
  • Number Systems and Codes
  • Number Systems 
  • Number Conversions 
  • One’s and Two’s Complement 
  • Binary Codes 
  • Register Word Formats 

Week 2

  • Logic Concepts
  • The Binary Concept 
  • Logic Functions 
  • Principles of Boolean Algebra and Logic 
  • PLC Circuits and Logic Contact Symbology 

Week 3

Week 4

  • The Discrete Input/Output System
  • Introduction to Discrete I/O Systems 
  • I/O Rack Enclosures and Table Mapping 
  • Remote I/O Systems 
  • PLC Instructions for Discrete Inputs 
  • Types of Discrete Inputs 
  • PLC Instructions for Discrete Outputs 
  • Discrete Outputs 
  • Discrete Bypass/Control Stations 
  • Interpreting I/O Specifications 
  • Summary of Discrete I/O 

Week 5

  • The Analog Input/Output System
  • Overview of Analog Input Signals 
  • Instructions for Analog Input Modules 
  • Analog Input Data Representation 
  • Analog Input Data Handling 
  • Analog Input Connections 
  • Overview of Analog Output Signals 
  • Instructions for Analog Output Modules 
  • Analog Output Data Representation 
  • Analog Output Data Handling
  • Analog Output Connections 
  • Analog Output Bypass/Control Stations

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