Yokogawa offers a series of standard FAST/TOOLS training courses. These are conducted in the excellent training facilities of Yokogawa SCE in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Special training sessions can be organised at the customer's site. Each course will give the student a thorough basis to the application of the course subject. The courses consist of a theoretical part and a series of hands-on sessions where the student will gain practical experience. The following courses are available:
FAST/TOOLS Process Operations
Process Operators makes use of the application in order to monitor or control the process. These users do not necessarily have any knowledge of the underlying (FAST/TOOLS) system, except for the dialogue with the Human Machine Interface. Obviously, the process operator interface will strongly depend on the application demand. This lecture-based course combined with lab exercises provides the opportunity for hands-on experience with the fundamental TOOLS. This training is given on request and is customer specific.
FAST/TOOLS System Management
The course is meant for System Managers who will configure and or maintain the FAST/TOOLS operational environment. This course can also be given to System Integrators and or Programmers. For these users the course is meant as an introduction to the course "FAST/TOOLS Architecture and Internal Structure".
Subjects that are part of the course are:
- Configure alarm situations (e.g. limits, activation, alarm text, suppression, acknowledgement)
- Show process variables and display historical information
- Process control functions (classes)
- Define user reports
- Create mimics
FAST/TOOLS Architecture and Internal Structure
Value Added Resellers (VAR's) and System Integrators actually use FAST/TOOLS in the way it is designed for: a set of tools. The FAST/TOOLS are used as the basis for the final application. Tools can be added and configured as desired, eliminating the need to put a lot of effort in the basic functionality. This modular course covers the design aspects, internals, service aspects, fault finding, building API's (Application Programming Interfaces) and SCADA engineering and integration aspects.