Course Description

Course Objectives
To give the learner an understanding of programmable logic controllers, coding, troubleshooting and best practices. We will then conduct some hands on practical exercises using our PLC training rigs.

Course Topics

Course Content

Introduction to PLC’s
RSLogix5000 Programing software navigation
Ladder Logic
Function Block Diagrams
Structured Text Format
Sequential Function Chart
Types of PLC Instructions
Tag Database, types of data
Project Structure, Tasks, Programs & Routines
Creating a Project
RSLinx Communication software & connecting to the PLC
Downloading project to the PLC (Simulator Work)
RSNetworx Scheduling remote I/O (Simulator Work)
Creating & Editing Logic online & offline (Simulator Work)
Forcing / Toggling I/O tags (Simulator Work)
Trending utility (Simulator Work)
Simulated faults troubleshooting (Simulator Work)
Q & A
Course Test


Student should have as a minimum a basic electrical / controls  technical background

Our Expertise

Our dedicated training division has proven experience in developing customised technical training courses for our customers. This training is specifically designed for the customer’s plant and equipment.

Our courses include:

  • Gas turbine theory, advanced gas turbine operation and troubleshooting
  • Balance of Plant (BOP) – Installation, commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance of all BOP equipment
  • Shaft alignment training for rotating equipment
  • Borescope training (field training and in-house) for rotating equipment
Customer Training Needs Assessment

OFS has considerable worldwide experience in providing competency assessment of both individual staff and departments for some of the world’s largest energy companies. OFS has the in‐house capabilities to assess and develop customised training courses based on the needs of the client’s staff.

Our courses include:

  • Mechanical, electrical and instrumentation training
  • Controls systems training
  • On the job / hands on training
  • Nationalisation training solutions
  • Turnkey and health & safety training


OFS can deliver training in our training facility or onsite at your location.