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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: $USD1,275*
CEUs: 2.1
Available Courses
Vacaville, California, USA
August 21–23, 2018
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
Waitlist

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
Vacaville, California, USA
August 27–29, 2018
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
Waitlist

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
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
Waitlist

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
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
Waitlist

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
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
October 2–4, 2018
Register

Location:
SEL Canada-Barrie
351 King St Unit 5-6
Barrie, Ontario L4N 6B5
Canada

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barrie
506 Bryne Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 9P6
705-725-1002

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
74 Bryne Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 9Y4
705-719-9666

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
November 13–15, 2018
Register

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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