Designing Scada Application Software: A Practical Approach

Hardcover | August 1, 2013

byStuart G MccradyEditorStuart G Mccrady

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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. Clear instructions with real-world examples Guidance on how to design and develop well-structured application programs Identification of software documentation requirements and organization of point names with logical naming system Guidance on best practice of standardized programming methods for SCADA systems

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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...

Stuart McCrady is a Certified Engineering Technologist in the field of Electronics and Physics Engineering, as well as a Certified Professional Educator in the field of technical training for adults. He spent the first two years of his career in electronics, installing and servicing both large mainframe computer systems and small minic...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124170005

ISBN - 13:9780124170001

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Table of Contents

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 Appendix B TSNC Dictionaries Appendix C Sample Process Control Logic Description Appendix D Complete Listings for Sample Program