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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
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
February 12–14, 2019
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.

3050 W. Agua Fria Fwy, Ste 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00 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

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
March 12–14, 2019

901 Center Park Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

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

Hampton Inn
9110 S. Pine Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: Free breakfast

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

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
April 2–4, 2019

351 King St Unit 5
Barrie, Ontario L4N 6B5

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barrie
506 Bryne Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 9P6

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
74 Bryne Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 9Y4

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Lynnwood, Washington, USA
June 25–27, 2019

2700 162 Street SW Suite 302
Lynnwood, Washington 98087

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites Lynnwood
18123 Alderwood Mall Parkway
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
October 15–17, 2019

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Bismarck, North Dakota

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8:00am-5:00pm each day

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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
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Google Chrome
  • Wireshark 2.x
  • Ethernet port
  • Two USB ports