Designing SCADA Application Software, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124170358
  • ISBN-13: 9780124170353
  • DDC: 629.895
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 246 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Automation systems, often referred to as SCADA systems, involve programming at several levels; these systems include computer type field controllers that monitor and control plant equipment such as conveyor systems, pumps, and user workstations that allow the user to monitor and control the equipment through color graphic displays. All of the components of these systems are integrated through a network, such as Ethernet for fast communications. This book provides a practical guide to developing the application software for all aspects of the automation system, from the field controllers to the user interface workstations. The focus of the book is to not only provide practical methods for designing and developing the software, but also to develop a complete set of software documentation. Providing tested examples and proceducres, this book will be indespensible to all engineers managing automation systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Introduction.
2: The Elements of SCADA Software.
3: Practical Procedures for SCADA Software Development.
4: Documentation for SCADA Systems.
5: Tagnames and Signal Naming Conventions.
6: Developing the Application Program Databases.
7: Process Control Logic Descriptions.
8: User Operations Reference Manual.
9: Guidelines for Controller Application Programming.
10: Guidelines for Workstation Application Programming.
11: System Integration, Commissioning and Checkout.
12: Sample Project – Applying the Principles.
Appendix A: Glossary of Technical Terms.
Appendix B: TSNC Dictionaries.
Appendix C: Sample Process Control Logic Description.
Appendix D: Program Listings for PPC Program.