To give an overview of the automation technologies such as PLCs, SCADA and DCS used in industries.
To provide a fundamental understanding of the different languages used for PLC Programming
To provide insight into some of the advanced principles those are evolving for present and future automation.
UNIT I PLC & SCADA 9
PLC: Evolutions of PLCs – Programmable Controllers – Architecture, I/O modules – Comparative study of Industrial PLCs. SCADA: Remote terminal units- Master station – Communication architectures.
UNIT II BASICS OF PLC PROGRAMMING(LADDER) 9
Basics of PLC programming – Ladder Logic – Relay type instructions – Timer/Counter instructions – Program control instructions – Data manipulation and math instructions – Programming Examples.
UNIT III PLC PROGRAMMING (OTHER LANGUAGES) 9
Functional block programming – Sequential function chart – Instruction list – Structured text programming – PLC controlled sequential Process Examples.
UNIT IV DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM 9
DCS: Evolution & types – Hardware architecture – Field control station – Interfacing of conventional and smart field devices (HART and FF enabled) with DCS Controller – Communication modules – Operator and Engineering Human interface stations – Study of any one DCS available in market.
UNIT V ADVANCED TOPICS IN AUTOMATION 9
Introduction to Networked Control systems – Plant wide control – Internet of things – Cloud based Automation – OLE for Process Control – Safety PLC – Case studies: PLC – SCADA – DCS.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
COURSE OUTCOMES (COs)
Ability to understand all the important components such as PLC, SCADA, DCS,I/O modules and
field devices of an industrial automation system.
Ability to develop PLC program in different languages for industrial sequential applications.
Able to select and use most appropriate automation technologies for a given application. Ability to gain knowledge on the recent developments in industrial
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