Practical Modern SCADA Protocols: DNP3, 60870.5 and Related Systems

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Overview

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.

* Covers the essentials of SCADA communication systems and other new developments in this area
* Covers a wide range of specialist networking topics and other topics ideal for practicing engineers and technicians looking to further and develop their knowledge of the subject
* Extremely timely subject as the industry has made a strong movement towards standard protocols in modern SCADA communications systems

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.

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Meet the Author

Gordon Clarke has specialized in the SCADA and industrial communications arena for the past ten years, with a number of large projects in the oil, gas and water industries, to his credit. He has lectured for IDC Technologies in the SCADA and DNP/IEC60870 areas.

Deon Reynders is a professional engineer working for IDC Technologies, with over thirty years’ experience. He has worked as a consulting engineer and focussed particularly on data communications and industrial networking. He has presented training courses to over 12,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world.

Deon has had over 20 years experience in various aspects of data communications and Local Area Networks with specific experience in Systems Engineering, Project Management, software and hardware development. He has worked on various IT projects in a multinational corporate environment ranging from the commercial side to the factory automation area. He is currently retained as a consultant to industry in the LAN and data communications area. Deon is a practical, hands-on engineer and an entertaining speaker on Information Technology topics specialising in TCP/IP and LANs. He has received excellent reviews from course attendees in regions ranging from Europe/North America to Africa and Australia.

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An engineer’s guide to modern SCADA communications protocols.
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Table of 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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