Module 2: Introduction to Control Systems & SCADA

Module 2 Assessment


Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

____ 1. Radio telemetry is not used much to communicate field data as it is expensive and limited in range to only several hundred feet from the device.

____ 2. Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) serve roughly the same purpose, monitoring process feedback and sending the data to a centralized computer.

____ 3. A logic programming language that is similar to an AC wiring diagram is called a Function Block Diagram.

____ 4. SCADA systems can be networked in either a LAN or a WAN.


Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 5. Which of the following is not a part of industrial control systems?

a. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition c. Production Control Systems
b. Distributed Control Systems d. Programmable Logic Controllers


____ 6. Which of the following is not one of the main methods by which measurement data is communicated to a system?

a. Computer protocols, such as serial communications c. Binary alarms
b. Analog devices d. Digital devices


____ 7. Which of the following is not a function of SCADA data?

a. Providing information from which reports and trending data can be generated c. Providing meaningful displays for operators
b. Monitoring and annunciating alarm conditions d. All of the above



Complete each sentence.

8. A system that provides for remote monitoring and control of industrial devices and equipment (bringing plant/process data into a computer systems) is known as ________________________.

9. ______________________  can be either digital or analog devices that provide an audible warning of a condition.


Short Answer

10. Discuss some of the useful information that SCADA reports can provide.





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