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Designing SCADA Application Software

A Practical Approach

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.

System Integrators, technologists, engineers, electricians working on SCADA systems and programming

Hardbound, 246 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-417000-1


  • 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


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