SCADA stands for supervisory control and data acquisition. It is a type of software application program for process control.
SCADA systems have become crucial for industrial organizations since they help to maintain efficiency, process data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.
SCADA systems can be relatively simple, such as one that monitors environmental conditions of a small office building, or incredibly complex, such as a system that monitors all the activity in a nuclear power plant or the activity of a municipal water system.
Many feel SCADA is the solution for industrial automation. It enables monitoring and controlling plant operations remotely. Field instruments and devices are linked to SCADA engine and PLC, therefore an operator can simply trigger via SCADA screens (HMI) to control instruments, as well as simply monitor any live data and status via the screens.
This benefits both operators or supervisors in operating the process, as it is able to reduce much time and effort.
The benefits of a SCADA system are substantial. A SCADA program increases life of the equipment being used through immediate knowledge of system performance. SCADA also reduces labor costs required for troubleshooting and increases compliance with regulatory agencies through automated report generating.
SCADA programs are also in great demand because there generally is no requirement of a large capital investment. Rather, it gives the flexibility to choose equipment and systems based on performance rather than compatibility with installed base.
SCADA Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex offers several SCADA courses that cover everything from fundamentals to unique aspects of SCADA systems. These classes include:
—ICS Cybersecurity Training: Designed for security professionals and control system engineers in order to provide them with advanced cybersecurity skills and knowledge in order to protect the Industrial Control System (ICS) and keep their industrial operation environment secure against cyber threats.
—SCADA Security Training: Provides advanced SCADA technical overview of the emerging trends, advanced applications, operations, management and security.
—SCADA Training: Covers Principles of SCADA and Industrial Network Security, securing infrastructure networks for Smart Grid, SCADA system components, architecture protocol, cybersecurity, provisioning, regulatory requirements, theory of operations and how to evaluate potential SCADA benefits.
—Solar SCADA Training: Covers the basics of SCADA systems in solar.
—Wind Energy SCADA Training: The interaction of wind and SCADA systems regarding rotor velocity, azimuth angle, nacelle angle, gear switches, substations, transformers and many other points of analog and digital data, along with wind velocity, generating level and other forms of data.
In our courses participants will learn about SCADA/ICS/DCS systems, programmable logic controller (PLC) systems, human–machine interfaces (HMIs), Remote terminal units (RTUs). Programmable logic controller (PLCs), Communication infrastructures, Modbus/TCP, various process instrumentation and SCADA security, vulnerabilities and persistent threats.
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