Wireless Sensor Network Implementation in the Industrial Plant Setting

Course Number: IC-2002
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Scott W. Sommer, P.E., CAP
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Overview

In Wireless Sensor Network Implementation in the Industrial Plant Setting, you'll learn ...

  • Understand “What” to consider when considering installation of a wireless sensor network
  • Know how to define the scope of the wireless network
  • Understand the importance of a wireless site survey
  • Understand the application requirements of the wireless network

Overview

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Length: 14 pages

Talk of wireless instrumentation and wireless applications is all around us. But, practically speaking, how do we, as engineering professionals, "break the ice" with our operating units on installing wireless devices in the plant? Once we have determined that wireless is a viable option for an application, how can we help our organizations take the first step into the "world of wireless" with the minimum risk?

This course will help the engineer to answer those questions by analyzing several case studies in applying wireless instrumentation and systems into the industrial plant setting. The ideas and concepts presented in this course should give the reader the basic principals of wireless instrumentation, when wireless is a viable option and when it isn't, a framework for installing a wireless system in their facility, and guidelines as to what works and what does not work.

This course will help the engineer to answer those questions by analyzing several case studies in applying wireless instrumentation and systems into the industrial plant setting. The ideas and concepts presented in this course should give the reader the basic principals of wireless instrumentation, when wireless is a viable option and when it isn't, a framework for installing a wireless system in their facility, and guidelines as to what works and what does not work.

The data presented in this paper will reflect wireless from the user's standpoint, applicable to all industries and installations, without mention of any specific vendor products. This course is written at a level that can be understood by engineers of all disciplines. No prerequisite knowledge of control systems or communication networks is needed to complete this course.

This course is recommended for control systems engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, process engineers, chemical engineers, and others who have a need or a desire to learn the basics of implementing wireless control networks in an industrial setting.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand “What” to consider when considering installation of a wireless sensor network
  • Know how to define the scope of the wireless network
  • Understand the importance of a wireless site survey
  • Understand the application requirements of the wireless network
  • Understand security issues related to wireless networks
  • Know how to fine-tune the installation,
  • Know how to monitor the wireless installation for application and installation issues and problems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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