Control systems technology
10 - 14 July 2017
Nic Butcher, Andy Lichnowski, Paul Lucas, Jon Love, Frank McKenna, George Turnbull, Karl Williams
To develop an understanding of the functionality of the hardware and configurable software of control systems and of the design of protection systems with particular reference to IEC standards.
- To develop an appreciation of the technology of control systems in terms of their architecture, communications and system software design.
- To provide an in depth understanding of the functionality of input and output channels.
- To develop a feel for the functionality of configurable software in relation to the IEC 61131 standard with an emphasis on continuous control.
- To understand ‘good practice’ regarding human factors in the design of display systems, alarm handling and abnormal situation management.
- To provide a quantitative grounding in reliability and hazard analysis and in the design of protection systems in relation to IEC 61508 and 61511 standards.
This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of formal lectures, group work and case studies based upon typical industrial control systems.