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


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.


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 Information
Course Base Fees: $1,425 USD*

CEUs: 2.1
Available Courses
Pullman, Washington, USA
July 16–18, 2019

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
2270 NE Hopkins Ct (North Building)
Pullman, Washington 99163

Additional Information:
8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. each day 

Recommended Hotel Information: 

Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman 
1255 NE North Fairway Rd 
Pullman, WA 99163 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pullman
1190 SE Bishop Blvd 
Pullman, WA 99163

Best Western Plus University Inn 
1516 W Pullman Rd 
Moscow, ID 83843 

*Please note that these are only recommendations.
Atlanta (Alpharetta), Georgia, USA
August 13–15, 2019
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
6835 Shiloh Rd E, Ste C-1
Atlanta (Alpharetta), Georgia 30005

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta
16785 Old Morris Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta-Windward Parkway
12505 Innovation Way
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta
4025 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005

*Please note that these are only recommendations.
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
October 15–17, 2019

Bismarck Courtyard
3319 N 14th St
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503

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

Recommended Hotel Information

Bismarck Courtyard North
3319 N 14th St
Bismarck, ND 58503

To make a reservation in the SEL University room block for the special SEL University nightly rate of $149.00 + tax, follow this link. The cut-off date for the special rate is September 13, 2019.

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Course Requirements


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
  • SEL-C662 USB Driver
  • Google Chrome
  • Wireshark 2.x
  • Ethernet port
  • Two USB ports