Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Systems

This course covers installation and configuration of Omni flow computers for use as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs.) Also covered are the latest applicable codes and standards for pipeline control applications.

Students have the opportunity to interact with a working GE 90-30 PLC and Omni flow computer to troubleshoot typical field scenarios.

Lessons include:

Codes & standards

Communications between control platform levels:

  • Communication architecture
  • Communication data & command handling

PLC programming:

  • Objectives
  • Approved software development tools
  • Access and maintainability
  • Discrete I/O
  • Analog I/O
  • Metering & prover controls
  • PID control

Management of change (MoC) procedures for computer-based control systems

Secure remote access to Omni computers:

  • Approved methods
  • Ground rules for remote technical support
  • Requirements for initiating a remote access session

CPU battery maintenance

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