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Thursday, October 11, 2018

 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wireless Device Network Setup and Troubleshooting Training by SignalFire
Room: To Be Determined
Sandro Esposito, SignalFire Telemetry Inc
This training by SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Inc, will provide students with practical hands-on knowledge in engineering, implementing and commissioning a wireless network using SignalFire products.  The training will demystify the basics of wireless signals in how they are affected by landscape and how to troubleshoot a wireless deployment . Furthermore,  the training will cover the proper setting and commissioning of a variety of devices adapted for wireless communication including sensors such as HART, Analog, Discrete, Modbus, Vibration.

The class will also cover how to troubleshoot Modbus communications with a SCADA system to confirm that the wireless measurements are feeding the SCADA system.
Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of wireless telemetry deployment & 900mhz vs 2.4Ghz
  • Learn how to use tools like Google Earth, and dBm signals when surveying
  • Learn how to configure and setup a SignalFire network & troubleshoot HART instruments remotely using PactWARE

Training Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Instrumentation technicians and Engineers, Electrical technicians
Category of Training: Intrumentation & SCADA

 

Life Cycle of a Project Training by Future Technologies Venture LLC
Room: To Be Determined
Dave Rumore, Future Technologies Venture LLC
This training course will concentrate on the life cycle of a wireless communications project. We will discuss varying technologies including PTP, PTMP and edge. Key components of rolling out these technologies will be discussed. This includes the Field Site Survey, Desktop RF design, Scope of work creation , RFP stage, Site Development planning, Network deployment, Network Integration, Testing, Close Out Package and Network sustainment. Leveraging existing assets including fiber, towers, frequencies etc. will be discussed at length.
Objectives:

  • Understand Your Current Assets and Utilize them to Upgrade your network.
  • Understand the full life cycle of a wireless deployment
  • Understand the varying technologies where they fit in a network.

Training Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All levels
Intended Audience: Technical Decision makers / buying decision makers
Category of Training: Services/Procurement

 

Introduction to Spectrum Analysis Training by Keysight (brought to ENTELEC by Tessco)
Room: To Be Determined
Rolland Zhang, Keysight
This is a hands-on training.  Keysight will provide spectrum analyzers for attendees to use in the training.  The topics to be covered will be:
RF / MW link test and troubleshooting

  1. RF / MW communication network overview
  2. Challenges to maintain the network
  3. Interference analysis

What is interference?
Interference types
Workflow to troubleshoot interference issues in the field

  1. RF/MW components used in the network and its tests
  2. Labs

Objectives:

  • Interference analysis
  • What is interference
  • Challenges to maintain the network

Training Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Audience: Comm Techs
Category of Training: RF

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Introduction to Spectrum Analysis Training by Keysight (brought to ENTELEC by Tessco)
Room: To Be Determined
Rolland Zhang, Keysight
This is a hands-on training.  Keysight will provide spectrum analyzers for attendees to use in the training.  The topics to be covered will be:
RF / MW link test and troubleshooting

  1. RF / MW communication network overview
  2. Challenges to maintain the network
  3. Interference analysis

What is interference?
Interference types
Workflow to troubleshoot interference issues in the field

  1. RF/MW components used in the network and its tests
  2. Labs

Objectives:

  • Interference analysis
  • What is interference
  • Challenges to maintain the network

Training Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Audience: Comm Techs
Category of Training: RF

 

9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Wireless Network Planning Tools Training by Cambium Networks
Room: To Be Determined
Vernon Tindell, Cambium Networks
How to use Cambium’s planning tools LINKPlanner, Capacity Planner and cnMaestro for network planning and manageability of private field area networks for reliability and long term sustainability.
Objectives:

  • Understand concepts of RF design
  • Understand PTP and PMP RF design using tools from Cambium Networks
  • Use RF design tools for network documentation and troubleshooting

Training Level: All levels
Intended Audience: Communications Professionals
Category of Training: Wireless Design
*Laptops required for this session.

 

Real Time Remote Facility Inspection Using Drones Training by Cape
Room: To Be Determined
Renner Vaughn & Kabe Termes, Cape
Drones can be as ubiquitous a tool as smart phones and tablets for field applications. To get there, the usability of drones needs to be enhanced via more intuitive control and full remote access in a safe and cost-effective way, allowing oil and gas operators to conduct aerial inspections themselves without the need to hire out drone services.  Cape has developed a unique solution to put industry experts in control without the cost and risk of traveling to remote sites.  This course will cover all phases of drone flight preparation and operation, including: assembly, configuration, communications, and initial flight training.  Attendees will be able to fly live drones and experience real-time Aerial Telepresence. This training session will cover the basics for conducting safe and efficient UAS (drone) inspections in the oilfield.  Cape technology connects drones to the cloud via Aerial Telepresence, allowing operators to gain real time remote visibility into their assets. This opens a world of possibilities for drone control, automation, management, and security.  Cape software utilizes familiar controls used everyday on computers and mobile devices to control drones.  Attendees will receive hands-on instruction that gives them the tool kit to define how drones can be used in their workflow.   This course will provide a truly unique technology experience, and attendees will leave with a basic understanding of drone operation, but more importantly, a head full of ideas about how to use drones now that they are easy and safe for anyone…not just certified pilots!
Objectives:

  • Safe drone operation according to current FAA part 107 regulations
  • Setup, assembly and configuration of drones and Cape software
  • Experience remote, real-time asset inspection via Aerial Telepresence

Training Level: Beginner
Intended Audience: Automation leads, lease operators, field supervisors, operations managers
Category of Training: Drone applications in oil and gas
*Laptops required for this session.
*Portions of this training may be conducted outside, weather permitting, please dress appropriately.*