PLC, Telemetry & SCADA Technologies

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

PLC, Telemetry & SCADA Technologies

Control, Communication and Human Machine Interface Aspects for the 21st Century

Scheduled Dates

23 - 27 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This is a highly relevant, industrially based training course that will update the skills and knowledge of Technicians and Engineers alike. This PetroKnowledge online PLC, Telemetry & SCADA Technologies training course is ‘hands-on’ using industry standard PLC’s in a simulated environment. Through this approach the delegate will progress from learning the fundamentals of PLC application to writing, debugging and finally designing their own programs.

Radio and wire based telemetry systems, essential for an understanding of modern communication methods  deployed  in  the  field  are  also  studied and  explained. These are vital for a comprehensive understanding in their use with not only programmable controllers but any Instrumentation / Controller remote application.

This PetroKnowledge online PLC, Telemetry & SCADA Technologies training course also includes a study of modern SCADA technologies. Again, together with a hands-on approach using a modern industrially compliant SCADA software package, the delegate will acquire new and updated skills essential in any fast-moving industrial environment.

Some of the main topics covered include:

  • A study and explanation of the PLC for Control purposes
  • Understanding through ‘hands-on’ approach using industry standard PLC’s in a simulated environment of PLC programming – design and debugging
  • Investigation of Radio telemetry methods, frequencies used and application and limitation of each frequency band
  • Case study in the design of a Radio Telemetry link
  • Study of commonly used wire based telemetry methods and protocols such as RS232 and RS485
  • Investigation of SCADA, its structure and application. Understanding of a typical SCADA application through a hands-on approach using an industry compliant SCADA software package

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

The main objectives of this PetroKnowledge online training seminar are:

  • To give an understanding of the operation, architecture and use of an industry standard PLC for Control purposes
  • By using  a  hands-on  approach,  enable  the  delegate  to  investigate  the operation of the PLC through designing, building and testing typical programs in the ladder programming language using industry standard PLC’s in a simulated environment
  • To allow the delegate to become familiar and confident with the PLC, Telemetry and SCADA environments
  • To understand the concepts of Radio Telemetry and acquire the knowledge relating to the application, limitation and use of frequency bands used
  • To gain an  understanding and knowledge of common wire based communication protocols
  • To disseminate and share experience and knowledge with other delegates through open session discussions hence broadening the knowledge base of all
  • To become familiar and knowledgeable with an industry compliant SCADA software package
  • To have the confidence and knowledge to apply the above techniques and principles to solve unfamiliar and bespoke situations in the workplace

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?  

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Typically but not exclusively, this PetroKnowledge online training seminar will be of benefit to:

  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Communication Engineers and Technicians
  • I.T. and Software Engineers and Technicians
  • Design Engineers
  • Instrumentation Engineers and Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Instrument and Process Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Engineers and Technicians
  • Production Professionals
  • Project Design Professionals
  • System Integrators
  • Other Professions (Managers, Engineers, Technicians) involved in the Control and Process Industries who require a fuller understanding of that industry

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

By attending this PetroKnowledge online training seminar, delegates will return to their organisations more confident in the knowledge and use of PLC, Telemetry and SCADA systems.

More specifically, they will:

  • Be equipped with new skills and knowledge which must impact positively within the company structure
  • Be able to evaluate the suitability and application of current  in-house PLC / SCADA systems and offer guidance and advise on whether such systems may be modified or improved
  • Consequently be able to leverage their skills to potentially cause an increase within the plant or process in terms of overall productivity and efficiency through analysis of current systems
  • Be better equipped to advise on new system communication installations in terms of evaluating choices between radio and wire based telemetry systems
  • Potentially through their newly acquired knowledge and understanding of PLC systems and their integration into a SCADA system using a variety of digital communication standards and telemetry links be able to advise system designers, thereby negating or at least reducing the dependency on external agencies and vendors
  • Therefore potentially contribute towards and result in plant and process cost reductions leading to financial savings for the company

Personal Impact

The delegate will benefit personally from attendance of this PetroKnowledge online training seminar and will enhance their own knowledge base and level of confidence in the area of PLC, SCADA and Telemetry systems.

Specifically, delegates will be able to:

  • Return to their organisations equipped with new skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand, analyse, and optimise their own plant requirements in terms of PLC and SCADA systems
  • Design, construct, download and evaluate PLC programs written in a standard programming language to meet a given specification
  • Develop a working knowledge of basic and advanced PLC and SCADA programming techniques
  • Predict the suitability of a Radio telemetry system by a study of the terrain under investigation and by gaining a knowledge of the operating parameters of the frequency bands available

Daily Agenda

Day One:

Introduction to Control Strategies

  • Continuous Control Systems
  • Sequential Control Systems
  • Relay Based Systems

Introduction to PLC Systems

  • PLC vs. Relay Systems
  • Programming Formats
  • Logical Continuity

Day Two:

PLC Architecture

  • System Architecture
  • Memory and I/O Types
  • Scanning Algorithms
  • Program Scan Cycle

Radio Telemetry Systems

  • Introduction
  • Elements of a Radio Link
  • The Radio Spectrum
  • Frequency Ranges
  • System Design Considerations

Day Three:

PLC Programme Development

  • Analysis of PLC Programs
  • Design Methodology and Development of PLC Programs
  • Timer Method of Program Development

Serial Data Communications

  • Communication Methods (Simplex, Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex)
  • RS232 Standard
  • RS422 Standard
  • RS485 Standard

Day Four:

Analogue I/O and Processing

  • Analogue Inputs and Outputs
  • A/D and D/A Conversion
  • Programming Analogue Modules and Advanced Instructions

Introduction to SCADA

  • System Architecture
  • Configuration and Operation

Day Five:

  • Design and Development of a SCADA Project (continued)
  • Local Area Networks (LAN’s)
  • Consolidation of Previous Practical Activities


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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