SCADA Systems

This module is intended to provide the student with an introduction to SCADA using automation systems and peripherals. The principles of alarm management are presented along with an overview of the alarm management lifecycle. SCADA security and authentication methodologies are also discussed in detail. Practical examples of SCADA wind farm applications and architecture are presented.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic function of a SCADA system
  • List four examples of SCADA systems
  • Example the benefits of SCADA systems in wind farms
  • Define SCADA architecture
  • Identify seven elements in a SCADA system
  • Describe the most popular SCADA communications protocol
  • Explain the purpose of alarm management
  • Identify three types of changes noted by alarms and events
  • Explain the purpose of a firewall in a SCADA system
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