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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 RTAC. 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 protocol 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 HMI for status and control.
Course Information
Course Base Fees: $USD1,425*

CEUs: 2.1
Available Courses
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
October 15–17, 2019
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.

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.
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
November 12–14, 2019

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
3050 W Agua Fria Fwy, Ste 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

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

Recommended Hotel Information: 

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North Happy Valley
1940 W Pinnacle Peak Rd 
Phoenix, AZ 85027 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North-Happy Valley 
2470 W Charlotte Dr 
Phoenix, AZ 85085 

*Please note that these are only recommendations.

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Course Requirements


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

  • 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.

Software downloaded and installed through SEL Compass:

  • acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software with the SEL-351S driver (with SEL-351S-7 106 settings revision support) and instruction manual
  • acSELerator RTAC SEL-5033 Software (with database support for at least R139)
  • acSELerator Diagram Builder SEL-5035 Software

Additional software/features:

In addition, the following IP ports must be software-available:

  • 5432 (TCP Incoming): acSELerator RTAC project download/retrieval
  • 1217 (TCP Incoming): acSELerator RTAC online status monitoring and point forcing
  • 5433 (TCP Incoming): RTAC firmware upgrades
  • 15453 (TCP Incoming): Communications traffic monitoring for diagnostics/testing
  • 443 (TCP Incoming): HTTPS (RTAC web server)