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Practical Modern SCADA Protocols

DNP3, 60870.5 and Related Systems

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems are at the heart of the modern industrial enterprise ranging from mining plants, water and electrical utility installations to oil and gas plants. In a market that is crowded with high-level monographs and reference guides, more practical information for professional engineers is required. This book covers the essentials of SCADA communication systems focussing on DNP3, the IEC 60870.5 standard and other new developments in this area. It commences with a brief review of the fundamentals of SCADA systems' hardware, software and the communications systems (such as RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet and TCP/IP) that connect the SCADA Modules together. A solid review is then done on the DNP3 and IEC 60870.5 protocols where its features, message structure, practical benefits and applications are discussed. This book provides you with the knowledge to design your next SCADA system more effectively with a focus on using the latest communications technologies available.

Audience
Control and instrumentation engineers; industrial system integrators; engineers working with data acquisition and control systems; DA&C programmers; students taking electronics or computing degree courses; electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of modern SCADA communications.

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: January 2004

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5799-0

Contents

  • Introduction; Basic Terminology; Fundamentals of SCADA Communications; Preview of DNP3; Fundamentals of Distributed Network Protocol; Advanced Considerations of DNP; Preview of IEC 60870.5; Fundamentals of IEC 60870.5; Advanced Considerations of IEC 60870.5; Differences between DNP3 and IEC 60870.5; Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED's); Ethernet and TCP/IP Networks; Fieldbus and SCADA Communications Systems; UCA Protocol; Radio and Telecommunications Considerations; Applications of DNP3 and SCADA Protocols; Future Developments; Appendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Discussions; Appendix C: Implementers of DNP3; Appendix D: Sample Device Profile Document; Appendix E: Key to Data Structure; Practical Sessions.

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