An essential course for electrical engineers and technicians needing to upgrade their skills to include fieldbus installation. (Also available on-site for up to 12)
This one-day, hands-on course teaches the design, installation and testing of complete PROFIBUS networks including DP, PA and optical fibre technology. Covering bus layout and termination, grounding rules and practices, the course will teach delegates how to avoid common, but potentially expensive, installation problems. The course provides theoretical and practical training in PROFIBUS network technology using a hands-on approach. The course finishes with multiple-choice and practical tests that ensure the competence of the trainees. Successful candidates will be awarded Certified PROFIBUS Installer status.
The training provided by this course is an essential requirement for companies who are engaged in fieldbus installation. Certified PROFIBUS Installers are the first step to achieving reliable and trouble-free fieldbus systems.
Overview of PROFIBUS network technology
PROFIBUS DP wiring guidelines
Practical - Build and test cable for network. BT200 exercises.
Repeaters, fibre optics and PA segments
Examples, practical exercises and tutorial problems
Practical test/open-book multiple-choice test
Questionnaires and course feedback session
Since 2010, cable sheath materials and properties, ingress projection, and PROFIBUS DP layout with PROFIBUS hubs are added.
Since 2012, most of the theory training has been converted to an on-line system with accompanying text book enabling trainees to get a much better understanding of the course content before arriving at the Training Centre. Results have been outstanding, with feedback such as:
Who should attend the course?The course is not just for installers. It is applicable for anyone who is involved in the planning, design, layout, installation, and commissioning of PROFIBUS networks. Although centred on the most widely used fieldbus technology, PROFIBUS, most of the course is equally applicable to other fieldbus technologies. No prior knowledge of fieldbus systems is required. However, even very experienced fieldbus engineers who have previously attended the course say that they have gained valuable knowledge on how to avoid problems. The course is specified by many companies across a wide range of industries as a pre-requisite for anyone working on PROFIBUS systems. The course is also now a pre-requisite for attending the Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course.
Fieldbus, and particularly PROFIBUS, provides reliable and cost-effective technology for a wide range of instrumentation and control equipment used in manufacturing, storage, building and process industries. However, fieldbus installation is fundamentally different from other types of electrical installation because it uses high-speed digital communications. When problems are encountered, they are invariably caused by simple errors in layout, cabling or connections. With certified training, such problems can be avoided at the outset, rather than after the installation is complete, when correction may require expensive re-routing or re-wiring. The Certified PROFIBUS Installer Course gives a widely recognised and valued qualification that confirms the competence of trainees in the layout and installation of PROFIBUS DP and PA networks.
Free textbook! PROFIBUS in Practice, installing PROFIBUS devices and cables
Published by Manchester Metropolitan University, this new textbook covers guidelines and good practice for installing PROFIBUS systems and is a valuable and portable reference for anyone who is involved in PROFIBUS systems design and installation.
After booking a place on one of MMU's Certified PROFIBUS Installer courses, students are posted a free copy of the textbook which is used for preparation and revision.
Students that have already used the text book have reported that together with the preparatory on line study it has been of great assistance in helping them prepare for, and pass, the rather intensive full days training and examination.