Training Sessions

ENTELEC is pleased to offer, in conjunction with the technical education program, the following industry training programs at the ENTELEC 2017 Conference & Expo.  The following training programs are included at no additional charge with the attendee full conference registration and include certificates of completion from ENTELEC.  Seats are limited and each training may require you to bring a laptop.  You must register in advance and indicate which training sessions you wish to attend.

Bring your entire team and take advantage of these industry training programs – register today! 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Comprehensive Grounding and Protection of Communication Sites One Day Seminar – Training by Transtector (lunch provided from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in room 320C)

Room: 322 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Course Summary: A high-integrity grounding system is the single most effective means of assuring quality power distribution with a minimum risk exposure to transient spikes, noise, and lightning. This one-day course describes how all of the key elements of a communications site grounding and protection system function with emphasis on single point grounding techniques.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for the communications professional whose job responsibilities include working with AC and DC systems powering critical equipment.

A prerequisite for attendance is a basic understanding of electrical theory and Ohm's law.

What to Expect

Each student will receive a course manual that includes the figures, tables and graphs discussed during the presentation.

Course Outline

Section 1: Basics of Grounding

Purpose of Grounding, Basic Grounding of AC & DC circuits, Resistance and Impedance of Grounding Conductors, Allowable Ground Current, Purpose of Bonding, Ground Loops

 Section 2: Grounding Electrode System

Earth Grounding, Conductivity of Earth, The Grounding Electrode,  The Ground Ring,  Ground Radials, Concrete-Encased- Electrode, Grounding Electrode System, Sizing the Grounding, Electrode Conductor, Bending and Bonding of Grounding Electrode Conductor, Compression and Exothermic Bonding, Earth Ground Resistivity, Earth Ground Resistivity Nomograph, Earth Ground Resistance Testing, Ground Continuity Measurement,

Section 3: Site Grounding

AC Service Grounding, Telephone Service Grounding, Tower Grounding, Tower Guy Wires Grounding,  Transmission System Grounding and Bonding, Ice Bridge/Cable Tray System Grounding and Bonding,  Equipment Grounding, Fence Grounding, Emergency Back Up System Grounding, Grounding of Surge Protection Devices, Grounding of Lightning Protection System, Shelter and Building Grounding, Grounding of Rooftop Mounted Structures, Cellular Site Grounding

Section 4: Equipment and Enclosure Grounding

Equipment Ground Conductor for AC Circuits, Equipment Ground Conductor for DC Circuits, Isolated Ground Systems, Equipment Ground Conductor Bending, Ancillary, Equipment Rack Grounding and Bonding, Cable Tray System Grounding and Bonding, Battery Racks Grounding and Bonding, ESD Grounding, Halo Ground, Transmission Lines Protection and Grounding at Entry Points, Grounding of Surge Protection Devices

Section 5: DC Grounding Practices

Single Point Grounding Techniques of DC Equipment, Master Ground Bar (MGB), Frame/Logic Ground Bar, Equipment Ground Bar, Isolated Ground Bar, Ancillary Ground Bar, DC System Grounding, Bonding to the MGB, Location of the MGB, Grounding of the MGB, Typical Grounding of a Telecommunication Site,

Section 6: Grounding of Signal Carrying Cables

Low Frequency Shield Grounding for Multipair Data Cables, Multiple Grounding of Shielded Multipair Cables, High Frequency Shield Grounding for Multipair Data Cables, RS 232 Pin Assignment Table, Grounding for RS 232 Cables, Low Frequency Shield Grounding for Coax Cables, High Frequency Shield Grounding for Coax Cables, Cable Grounding for Multiple Buildings, Optical Fiber Cable Shield Grounding

Section 7: Surge Protection Devices (SPD)

Sources of Transient Overvoltages, Gas Tube Technology, Metal Oxide Varistor Technology, Silicon Avalanche Diode Technology, Normal Mode Protection, Common Mode Protection, Primary Protection Methods, Euipment Rack Grounding and Bonding, Cable Tray System Grounding and Bonding, Battery Racks Grounding and Bonding, ESD Grounding, Halo Ground, Transmission Lines Protection and Grounding at Entry Points, Grounding of Surge Protection Devices

 

 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Design, Engineering, and Deployment Considerations for Effective Private Radio Field Automation Networks - Training by 4RF

Room: 332 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Attendees MUST bring their own laptop computers for this training. 

Just a decade ago SCADA devices were slow, serial based, without remote management, and there was little interest in IP or SCADA security.  In the 21st century the world has changed as IP displaces serial, the need for speed grows to accommodate new protocols and management, and the need for effective security measures becomes urgent.  With this trend comes the requirement for an effective field area network (FAN) technology.  Modern private radio systems deliver advanced IP capability at near broadband speeds in licensed bands with the coverage advantages of near-non-line-of-sight from sub-1 GHz frequencies. This new technology addresses FAN requirements that until recently only short range unlicensed or carrier 4G systems were able to solve.  Understanding these digital radio characteristics is important when considering both greenfields and upgrades so that range, latency, and ease-of-use are not lost and legacy protocols can still be supported.

Objective 1: Learn the key aspects of field area network design and implementation considerations.

Objective 2: Hear about techniques that minimize overheads and experience radio feature set tools that enable large scale deployments.  Experience hands-on configuration of advanced systems that take capacity constrained radio systems into a fully practical FAN.

Objective 3: Gain an overview of commissioning, system performance and monitoring, migration, and security issues.  As the influence of the IT domain expands to control systems, management and security have also become important; these issues will be touched on in the contest of the FAN. With the changes in world perspectives security can no longer take second place to connectivity.


 ICS/SCADA Network Segmentation and Advanced Threat Prevention Workshop (w/ hands-on lab) – Training by Palo Alto Networks

Room: 330 B

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Learning Objectives:   Understand the phased model for advanced attacks to ICS and the different “killpoints” for prevention.   Understand what is a next-generation security platform and the role of each platform component in ICS/SCADA use cases.   Acquire hands on experience in how to use the platform to protect your converged IT-OT infrastructure

 Workshop Agenda: Session 1 - Characterizing the ICS attack lifecycle and kill points,   Introduction to the Palo Alto Networks Security Platform,  Zero-trust Network Segmentation strategies and technologies.   Session 2 - Interactive Architecture Case Study – Upgrading existing plants with minimal disruption.   Advanced Threat Prevention strategies and technologies.   Advanced Threat Prevention technology demonstration.   Hands-on Lab - ICS protocol and application visibility and control with the Next-generation Firewall. 

 

Using a LoRaWAN™ Network to Monitor Assets in the Energy Industry - Training by MultiTech

Attendees MUST bring their own laptop computers for this training. 

Room: 330 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Course Summary: The industrial Internet of things is rapidly changing the way businesses stay connected to their assets. LoRa® (a long-range, low-power technology) enables energy companies to easily deploy their own cost effective network on site. Attend this training and learn:

• The basics of LoRaWAN - Coexistence of LoRa with existing ISM band solutions

• Participate in a hands on training, in which participants will: Connect to the industrial Internet of things using low-power RF modules that provide long-range, low bit rate M2M data connectivity to sensors, industrial equipment and remote appliances.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


How to Optimize Polling and Secure Data with ACM and CryptoMod – Training by AutoSol

 (lunch break in exhibit hall from 12:00-1:00 pm) 

Room: 322 B

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Introduction to AutoSol

How to optimize your polling: Introduction to ACM - Support of different types of telemetry and network infrastructures; Support for redundant communications; Comm Port and Socket management and TCPIP verses TCP Pool; Packet management and polling optimization through scheduling polls and utilizing priorities; Effective troubleshooting using log messages; Support for RBX/RBE/Cryout Alarms.

How to secure your data: Introduction to CryptoMod, Discuss Field level cybersecurity, Discuss FIPS 140-2 Level 2 in SCADA Context, Configure FIPS device, CryptoMod, for network deployment; PKI Creation and Key Management; Port forwarding and Terminal Server Functionality with Encryption; Polling end  devices with encryption; Configuring end devices with encryption.

 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 Configuring KEPServerEX® to Provide Data to IIoT Applications Via REST and MQTT and Securely Tunneling Data Via the OPC UA Standard - Training by Kepware

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Room: 330 A

Speaker: Sam Elsner, Senior Applications Engineer, Kepware Technologies

The IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX advanced plug-in was developed in response to market need for bringing industrial control system data into IIoT applications that often reside in the IT space of an enterprise. This training session will demonstrate how to configure KEPServerEX and the IoT Gateway to provide tag data to applications on-premise and in the Cloud using the REST and MQTT interfaces. It will also show how to configure KEPServerEX to tunnel data securely across the network using the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) open standard.

Objectives:

Configuring the OPC UA Client driver for the client computer

Understand the use cases of industrial data for Big Data and IIoT applications.

Understand how KEPServerEX works.

Learn how to configure KEPServerEX and the IoT Gateway advanced plug-in to provide data via the REST and MQTT interfaces.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017


 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


 cnReach Technical Training Course- Training by Cambium Networks

Room: 322 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Learn more about the IIOT wireless communication product that Cambium Networks has to offer, cnReach™.   cnReach™ provides affordable narrowband wireless connectivity for distribution automation, substation switch and circuit control, and SCADA telemetry.

During this course, you will learn the technical details of the cnReach™and our Network Planning Tools, including LINKPlanner. 

 Agenda: 1. Product Portfolio overview.  2. Product Features overview.  3. Narrow Band Technology overview and Terminologies.  4. Link Configuration/Installation.  5. Quick Start installation. 6. Synchronization.  7. Performance tuning.   8. Networking/VLAN; 9. Serial Line/IO.  10. Network planning & LINKPlanner.  11. Network Management.  12. Configuration Backup/restore, software upgrade.  12. GUI walk through.  13. Lab/Hands-on.

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


GEMDS Orbit Migration Strategies Covering Backwards Compatibility and the Evolution Story.- Training by GE MDS

Room: 332 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

GE MDS, the leader in wireless communications for the Energy industry, recognizes the critical investments that have been made in legacy licensed spectrum networks.  Additionally, a need exists to evolve to solutions with increased bandwidth and greater cyber security while leveraging that investment.  Please join us for the GE MDS product training at the ENTELEC Spring 2017 conference.  We will cover the MDS Orbit and MDS Master Station products in depth including our migration strategy for legacy networks.  Topics will include configuration and deployment of our backward compatibility and Evolution Master solutions through live demonstration.  This training will prepare you to successfully migrate your legacy networks and step up to the benefits of the MDS Orbit family of products.

 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Serial & Live Demo of Next Gen Wireless Platforms – Hands On Training by FreeWave

Room: 332 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers for this training.   

This training course will be hands on with the Serial Radios that are common across O&G SCADA networks.  The course will teach basics of Tool Suite and radio setup and preconfigured radio network.  A live demo/training with live links of latest products, ZumLink and WP201; and demonstrate how to setup and configure high speed next gen radio networks.

 

 Configuring KEPServerEX® to Poll EFM and Real-Time Data using the Scheduler for KEPServerEX – Training by Kepware

Room: 330 A

Cost: Free with full conference registration. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of course. Registration required and class size is limited.

Speaker: Sam Elsner, Senior Applications Engineer, Kepware Technologies

Category: SCADA and Business Data

This training class will describe how to configure KEPServerEX drivers that have Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) support, such as ABB Totalflow, Fisher ROC/ROC+, OMNI Flow Computer, and Enron Modbus. It will show how to use the EFM Exporter to define poll groups, specify their schedules, and export collected data (including CFX or Transaction Queue for FLOWCAL, PGAS, user-defined CSV files, and SQL databases). This class will also demonstrate how to schedule real-time tag reads using the Scheduler advanced plug-in and how to configure the server without the KEPServerEX Configuration Client using the new RESTful-based API.

Objectives:

Understand how to configure KEPServerEX to collect and export EFM data.

Understand how to configure KEPServerEX for optimal communications using the Scheduler advanced plug-in and telemetry settings.

Learn how to configure KEPServerEX using the RESTful API.