• Applications of Industrial Wireless Systems (SP25C)


    Length: 1 day
    CEU Credits: 0.7
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.


    This course concentrates on industrial wireless applications. Using the broad range of wireless applications-such as video monitoring and security systems, asset tracking (which may rely on a multitude of wireless technologies), mobile operator needs (PDAs, tablet PCs), remote tank farm monitoring, wireless SCADA systems, Voice over wireless LAN- the multitude of operational considerations associated with industrial wireless field transmitter for monitoring, and even control systems are examined. The logical intersections with the plant's IT department are addressed.  Limitations in system performance due to the ambient (RF and physical) environment  where the system is deployed are addressed.

    Current and near-term future technologies will be compared in terms of their applicability for the industrial environment. Integration of traditional wire-based systems and wireless systems will be discussed,along with various networking strategies.

    You will be able to:

    • Discuss today's wireless offerings for industrial automation
    • Identify tomorrow's wireless technology
    • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various sensor technologies
    • Determine what combination of schemes may be needed in your plant
    • Compare leading methodologies for commercially available sensors
    • Apply wireless and tethered technology to solve real business situations
    • Identify problems in industrial automation

    You will cover:

    • A Quick Review of Communication Fundamentals: Frequencies | Narrowband Systems | Spread Spectrum Techniques | Protocols | Multiplexing
    • Communication Needs of Various Wireless Technologies: Circuit Switched Systems | Packet Based Systems | Access Methodologies | Typical Sensor Interfaces
    • Architectures
    • Video: Appropriate Wireless Technology | Networking Topologies | Implementation Issues
    • Mobile Operators: Appropriate Wireless Technology | Networking Topologies | Implementation Issues
    • Industrial Asset Tracking: Appropriate Wireless Technology | Networking Topologies | Implementation Issues
    • Strategies and Methodologies
    • Voice Over Wireless LAN: Appropriate Wireless Technology | Networking Topologies | Implementation Issues
    • Industrial Wireless for Process: Appropriate Wireless Technology | Networking Topologies | Implementation Issues
    • Mixed Networking Topologies Supporting Multiple Co-resident Wireless Applications: Integration Issues | Realistic Implementations

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.