MOSCAD/MOSCAD-L RTU Programming Class Syllabus

Motorola SCADA RTU Installation, Maintenance and Programming Training Class (5 days)

Course Objectives

  1. Provide students with an understanding of the Motorola SCADA RTU equipment and its capabilities.
  2. Give the students the ability to Download RTU Firmware, Site Configurations, Application, Network Configuration, and RTU Flash Programs.
  3. Instruct the student on the use of Maintenance Features within the Motorola RTU Programming Software.
  4. Instruct students on various hardware tests and calibration for I/O modules.
  5. Provide instruction on the site configuration of individual SCADA RTU's.
  6. Provide instruction on the use of system network configurations.
  7. Instruct students on the uses of Process and Database monitoring within the application programmer.
  8. Give the students the ability to troubleshoot hardware down to the module level.
  9. This course provides instruction on ladder diagram programming for the Motorola SCADA RTU’s.

NOTE: This is a Maintenance class. In-depth ladder logic programming is not covered in this class

Maintenance and Service Class Outline

  1. Typical Applications
    1. Description and discussion on uses of the Motorola SCADA RTU’s
    2. Application Guidelines
  2. Installation
    1. Mounting Frames, rack and housing
    2. Connecting power and ground
    3. Connecting the radio
    4. Power Supply and backup battery
  3. Communication Media
    1. Radio conventional and trunked, analog and digital
    2. IP
    3. Other Media
  4. RTU Nomenclature and structure
    1. CPU to Power Sources
  5. I/O Modules Details
    1. Digital input modules
    2. Digital output modules
    3. Analog Input/Output modules
    4. Specialty modules
  6. Programming Software Operation
    1. Installation / Setup
    2. Site Configuration
    3. Application Programs
    4. Networking
    5. Hardware Diagnostics
    6. Software Diagnostics
    7. Backing up & restoring project files
    8. Upgrading projects to newer versions
  7. Introduction to Programming
    1. Data tables (Table types, Data types, Physical I/O data types)
    2. I/O Links (Assigning site configuration, Assigning digital I/O, Assigning analog I/O)
    3. Process Programming Overview (Process flow, Ladder rungs, Available I/O signals, Logic required for physical I/O data)
    4. Ladder Logic Programming. A program is created that uses local digital inputs to control local digital outputs. The example is improved upon until the original 6 ladder rungs are reduced to a single symbol.
    5. The programming example is expanded upon each day to provide many programming examples using the Programming Software.
    6. On-line monitor mode
    7. Programming considerations for radio communications is covered.
    8. Programming considerations for MODBUS protocol with a central computer.
    9. Enhanced PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) Controller. (ACE3600 Only)

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