This course provides a view of distributed processor systems and their evolution from distributed control systems (DCS) to open control systems. The participants will compare distributed control to traditional single loop, central computer, PLC, and PC architectures with a view to future directions and links into corporate-wide enterprise resource planning systems. A field technology are covered, as well as how Foundation field bus segments are put together and configured.
To enhance the participants, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to understand distributed processor systems and their evolution from distributed control systems (DCS) to open control systems.
By the end of this course, participant will be able to:
Examine latest advances in distributed processor technology using several commercial systems to illustrate the concepts
Analyze impact of this technology on possibilities of control strategies as well as operator interfaces
Apply concepts of body/mind reaction to audio and visual symbols to meaningful human machine interfaces
Evaluate and justify potential benefits of distributed processor technology for improved productivity
Examine how a process control strategy can evolve with changing needs
Reconfigure and link processor technology to enterprise resource planning systems
Specify, select, and implement distributed processor system
Realize the benefits and cost savings of Foundation Fieldbus
Understand how Fieldbus segments are built, including device requirements, wiring methodology, and segment configuration
Understand how Foundation Fieldbus compares to other industrial bus systems
Recognize the purpose of the Fieldbus Foundation
Understand Foundation Fieldbus interoperability and interoperability testing by the Fieldbus Foundation
Senior technicians who work in the electrical control and power utilities.
Technicians who would like to refresh their knowledge.