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The full course on Distributed Control Systems (DCS) consists of 19 training modules. This document refers to the first training module only: Basic Control Concepts. The focus is introducing core concepts encountered in Process Control. Standard terminology is also presented.

Upon the successful completion of the full DCS course (all 19 modules), you will be able to:

* Apply an in-depth knowledge and skills in DCS systems and implement systematic applications, selection and troubleshooting techniques and methods
* Identify the DCS hardware & software particularly the traditional process controllers, programming, execution time, configuration, etc.
* List the parts and configuration of the SCADA system and determine its basic architecture and levels of hierarchy
* Differentiate DCS from PLC and SCADA and discuss their features and functions
* Determine the types of DCS used in petroleum refining processes and explain their specific function in each process
* Employ the concepts of alarm management system including its types, features, architecture and functions
* Discuss the concepts of humans in control and identify the factors that contribute in the following concept
* Recognize the safety considerations involved in DCS such as intrinsic safety, explosion, approval standards, oxygen, etc.
* Identify types of redundancy and recognize how it works
* Appreciate the principles analogue and digital field communications and discuss its transmitter classifications, intrinsic safety, fieldbus communications & technologies, etc.
* Discuss the concepts of safety instrumented systems and explain its functions, integration and hazard and risk analysis
* Explain the maintenance considerations of DCS and identify the various types of failures and faults
* Select the proper DCS system for each application and determine the system specification, its functional description, and diagrams

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