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APP 3530: SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)

Overview

This course is intended for engineers, technical consultants, and technicians who have an understanding of:

  • Boolean, math-based, and IEC 61131-3 logic
  • Power system topology and architecture
  • SEL relays, communications methods, and protocols

The APP 3530 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity based. During APP 3530, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic communications scheme using the SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller. Each section of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through configuring this communications scheme.

Agenda

Day 1
  • Product and Automation Overview
  • Initial Setup and Security
  • acSELerator RTAC SEL-5033 Software Overview
  • RTAC DNP/IP Client/SEL-351S Server
  • RTAC Modbus TCP Client/SEL-351S Server
Day 2
  • RTAC SEL Protocol Client/SEL-351S Server
  • RTAC-Tunneled Relay Engineering Access
  • RTAC Time Synchronization and SOE Logging
  • Mirrored Bits Communications and IEC 61131-3 Introduction
  • RTAC IEEE C37.118 Client/SEL-351S Server
  • RTAC IEC 61131-3 User Logic
Day 3
  • RTAC DNP/IP Server or RTAC Modbus TCP Server
  • RTAC Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Describe the expectations of modern integrated protection and control systems
  • Describe system applications
  • Configure the web interface for reading status and alarm logs from the RTAC
  • Efficiently manage the RTAC settings and database for common integration needs
  • Identify and properly configure DNP3, SEL, and Modbus protocols application settings
  • Establish transparent communications to connected IEDs
  • Create advanced logic processing functions with the IEC 61131-3 programming language
  • Manage security and logic settings for NERC CIP requirements
  • Configure the human-machine interface for status and control

Course Requirements

Prerequisites

Before you attend this class, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Understanding of power system automation theory and application
  • Experience with SEL relays

Course Preparation

Please check the General Course Information page for what you should bring to class. In addition, please make sure that the laptop you bring to class has the following software/features (updated through SEL Compass):

  • acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software with the SEL-351S driver (with SEL-351S-7 106 settings revision support) and the SEL-351S Instruction Manual
  • acSELerator RTAC SEL-5033 Software (with database support for at least R139)
  • acSELerator Diagram Builder SEL-5035 Software
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Google Chrome
  • Wireshark 2.x
  • Ethernet port
  • Two USB ports

Course Information
Course Base Fees: 1,275 USD*
CEUs: 2.1
Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
Available Courses
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
May 8–10, 2018
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Location:
SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park
5901 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park
5901 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-738-7300

To make a reservation, book online or call 952-738-7300 and let them know you need to make a reservation in the APP 3530: RTAC room block for the SELU rate of $119.00 + Tax.
Cut-off date for room block price is April 7th.

The SpringHill Suites is 7 miles from Minneapolis and 18 miles from the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport.

*Please note that this is only a recommendation
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
May 8–10, 2018
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Location:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
400 River Market Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
400 River Market Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-375-4663

To make a reservation, book online or call 501-375-4663 and let them know you need to make a reservation in the SEL University room block for the SELU rate of $129.00 + Tax.
Cut-off date for room block price is April 7th.

*Please note that this is only a recommendation
Portland, Oregon, USA
June 12–14, 2018
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Location:
Residence Inn by Marriott-Portland North
1250 N Anchor Way
Portland, Oregon 97217
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Residence Inn by Marriott-Portland North
1250 N Anchor Way
Portland, OR 97217
503-285-9888

To make a reservation, book online or call 503-285-9888 and let them know you need to make a reservation in the SEL University room block for the SELU rate of $167.00 + Tax.
Cut-off date for room block price is May 21st.

*Please note that this is only a recommendation
Pullman, Washington, USA
August 14–16, 2018
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Location:
SEL University
2270N NE Hopkins Ct
Pullman, Washington 99163
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Residence Inn
1255 NE North Fairway Rd.
Pullman, WA 99163
509-332-4400
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163
509-334-4437
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Best Western University Inn
1516 W. Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-0550
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Fairfield Inn
1000 West Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-4600

LaQuinta
185 Warbonnet Dr.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-5365
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Vacaville, California, USA
August 21–23, 2018
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Location:
SEL-Vacaville
810 Vaca Valley Parkway Suite 110
Vacaville, California 95688
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason St.
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-469-6200
Amenities: Free breakfast

Residence Inn
360 Orange Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687
707-469-0300
Amenities: Free breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
September 11–13, 2018
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Location:
SEL-Charlotte
901 Center Park Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites/Ayrsley
1921 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
704-970-5500
Amenities: Free breakfast and dinner

Hampton Inn
9110 S. Pine Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
704-525-3333
Amenities: Free breakfast

Hilton Garden Inn
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: On-site restaurant

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA
September 25–27, 2018
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Location:
SEL-Lake Zurich
450 Enterprise Parkway
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60045
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express
197 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
847-726-7500
Amenities: Complimentary internet, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, walking distance to shops/restaurants, shuttle service to/from SEL factory

Hampton Inn Deer Park
21660 West Lake Cook Rd.
Deer Park, IL 60010
847-726-0500
Amenities: Complimentary internet, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, shuttle service to/from SEL factory, walking distance to shops/restaurants

Doubletree Libertyville
510 E Rt 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-949-5100
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on-site restaurant & lounge, fitness center, will provide shuttle to/from SEL factory, full service hotel

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
October 23–25, 2018
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Location:
Courtyard by Marriott Bismarck North
3319 N 14th St
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Courtyard by Marriott Bismarck North
3319 N 14th St
Bismarck, ND 58503
701-223-6667

To make a reservation, call 701-223-6667 and let them know you need to make a reservation in the SEL University room block for the SELU rate of $139.00 + Tax.
Cut-off date for room block price is October 1st.

*Please note that this is only a recommendation
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
November 13–15, 2018
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Location:
SEL-Phoenix
3050 West Agua Fria Freeway Suite 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00 each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn
1940 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-434-5556
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on site restaurant, complimentary parking

Homewood Suites Phoenix Happy Valley
2470 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-580-1800
Amenities: complimentary breakfast and light dinner. complimentary internet, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of hotel, complimentary parking

Courtyard by Marriott
2029 W. Whispering Wind Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-580-8844
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on site restaurant, complimentary parking

Hampton Inn
2550 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-516-9300
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, complimentary internet, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of hotel, complimentary parking

*Please note that these are only recommendations

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