ST 6304 – PPCL Programming I

Overview: Learn to develop and modify a PPCL program. A scenario-based skills assessment at the end of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge you have learned.

Participants: For users whose role is to read or develop PPCL programs.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Create a decision table and flowchart for a sequence of operations

  • Use PPCL rules and guidelines

  • Use the five step problem solving process to write PPCL programs

  • Use Datamate Advanced to access the Program Editor application

  • Use Terminal Emulation to command and monitor points

  • Run PPCL reports using the Report Builder application

  • Verify proper operation of a PPCL program using Trace Bits

  • Describe and use the features of the Program Editor application

  • Use various navigational tools in Program Editor

  • Use conditional and emergency control statements

  • Write a control LOOP to modulate equipment

  • Use a TABLE statement to reset values

  • Use a dead band for cycling equipment on and off

  • Write PPCL code to command FLN devices

  • Use Report Builder to test and troubleshoot programs

  • Use the Point Monitor report to monitor point commands by the PPCL program

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Programming Planning and Flowcharts

  • PPCL Syntax

  • Datamate Advanced

  • Program Editor

  • Point Control

  • FLN Devices

  • Troubleshooting

  • Skills Assessment

Prerequisites:  ST 103 - Introduction to Control Programming

Course Length: 3.5 Days

CEUs: 2.7

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