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Control Systems - Process and Functional Safety System: Introduction to Mark VIeS Functional Safety System

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXOctober 28,29,30,31 (2019), November 01 (2019)

Course Description

O- Control System - Introduction to Mark VIeS Functional Safety System 

Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamentals of the Mark VIeS Functional Safety System.

Duration: 5 Days

Target Audience:

System Integrators that will use Mark VIeS Functional Safety in their solutions.  Attendees should have familiarity with Safety applications, PLC, and HMI communication experience

Prerequisites: None

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 12

Learning Objectives:

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Background of SIL.  What it means, why we use it
  • Configurations required to achieve SIL levels
  • Configuration of Mark VIeS Hardware
  • How to read, change, and create Mark VIeS Software
  • Integration of Mark VIeS with other systems

Course Content:

Lesson 1 - What is SIL and Why Mark VIeS?

  1. Definition of Functional Safety
  2. Understanding the terminology (SIL, SIS, SIF, etc.)

LESSON 2 - System Overview and Architecture 

  1. Identify and understand the system components, terminology, communications and redundancy options
  2. Understand the difference between Hardware Redundancy and Safety
  3. Introduce and explain the basic operation of ToolboxST exploring the Controller and Workstation configurations.                               

LESSON 3 - Hardware and Software Configuration           

  1. Discuss the power distribution scheme
  2. Learn the software architecture
  3. Learn basic block functionality
  4. Learn to locate, identify, and monitor I/O
  5. Learn the Locking and Branding features
  6. Add and configure alarms
  7. Build applications, create User Blocks, and utilize libraries to maximize configuration efficiency

LESSON 4 - HMI Configuration

  1. CIMPLICITY Overview
  2. CIMPLICITY Software Configuration       


LESSON 5 - Tools and Connectivity         

  1. Learn to collect and view trend data using the ToolboxST Trend Recorder
  2. View, understand, and troubleshoot diagnostic alarms
  3. Explore the architecture of various connectivity options using HMI’s or gateway controllers.
  4. Examine different connectivity options (Modbus, OPC DA, OPC UA, etc.)

LESSON 6 - Explore a Real-World Application                    

  1. Open and explore a working implementation of the Mark VIeS

       B.  Review 

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