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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 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


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

  • The ability to operate a personal computer
  • An 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:

Course Information
Course Base Fees: 1,275 USD*
CEUs: 2.1
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
Available Courses
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
November 7–9, 2017

3050 West Agua Fria Freeway Suite 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Additional Information:
8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

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

Homewood Suites Phoenix Happy Valley
2470 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
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
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on site restaurant, complimentary parking

Hampton Inn
2550 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
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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