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ACIM 6040 - Industrial Communication and Data Acquisition

AutomatedControls Instal&Maint Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

A significant part of the work to be performed on automated control systems includes installing and testing the associated cabling for new electric/electronic devices. In this course, students will be made aware of the characteristics of wired, fibreoptic, and wireless media and the installation requirements as per Canadian Electrical Code Section 60, Electrical Communication Systems, and CEC Section 56, Fibreoptics. Differences between industrial and business copper network cable installations, terminations, shielding, and connectorization will be demonstrated. Students will test category-type cables using a wiremap tester and a cable performance analyzer. Emerging power over Ethernet (POE) technology and the related electrical code requirements will be covered. Student lab work will include doing setups to enable the logging of data to allow analyses to be done to display trends and identify opportunities for optimizations. To demonstrate knowledge each student will be formally assessed by their peers and an instructor who will comprise a job interview panel.


ACIM 5030 and ACIM 6030





Spring/Summer 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 65304

Mon Jul 27 - Fri Jul 31 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 27 - Jul 31 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Test copper twisted-pair communication cables.
  • Test legacy serial cable connections and use Ethernet and USB adapters.
  • Query intelligent devices using MODBUS protocol.
  • Set up remote monitoring using a VPN connection to a server in the cloud.
  • Configure XBee wireless communication to do simple bit monitoring and control on a remote device.
  • Use a HART loop calibrator to configure the URV (upper range value) and LRV (lower range value) of a HART-capable instrument.
  • Add new controller tags to augment an existing EVENTA supervisory control and data acquisition system and establish logical control connections between the tags using the EVENTA integrated automation engine.
  • Introduce a new automated system component which is to be monitored and maintained under a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Field questions and give explanations to a job interview panel.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

ACIM 6040 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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