Course Duration: 5 days

Course Overview / Description :
This course covers the fundamentals and principles of Industrial Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The focus is on how PLC's work and gives practical information on maintaining PLC systems. Trainee (s) will examine the control of systems with a PLC simulator and laptops. Emphasis will be on using the PLC as a diagnostic tool for troubleshooting the processing system.

•    List the primary functions of a programmable logic controller (PLC)
•    Explain the benefits of using PLC's instead of hard wired relays
•    Identify the major components of a PLC and explain their functions
•    Describe the function of each of the three types of memory used in a PLC
•    Identify different types of programming terminals
•    Define such terms as program, address, instruction, program rung, and ladder logic
•    Recognize different types of input and output modules
•    Explain the basic function of a scan cycle
•    Define the symbols associated with ladder logic
•    Explain the relationship between addresses used for field wiring and programming instructions
•    Describe a typical I/O address
•    Describe how programming instructions interact with the PLC's memory
•    Demonstrate how to wire input and output field devices to a SLC 500 and similar controllers
•    Identify how each rung performs the logic functions necessary to determine if the rung is true or false
•    List the basic steps to troubleshooting PLC's

Target group :
All Marine Engineer Officers
•    All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of industrial PLC equipment and basic control systems.

Previous Knowledge : General Engineering Knowledge