SEMINAR ON PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) FOR ENGINEERS AND ELECTRICIANS
By: Jimmy T. Hagonoy
The Plant Superintendents and Plant heads of NPC –SPUG Western Mindanao Operation Division attended the Seminar on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for Engineers and Electricians last July 16-17, 2016 at Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City spearheaded by the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines Inc, ZAMBASUTA chapter.
The seminar aims for the Plant Heads/Superintendents to develop knowledge and skills on the application of PLC and its control system, logic device theories, ladder circuit design and instruction for the operation a PLC. The PLC is an industrial computer control system that continuously monitors the state of input devices and makes decisions based upon a program to control the state of the output. The programmable controller is an integral part of a digital computer use in automation and widely used in industry for power monitoring/metering, electromechanical processes, control systems, sensors and protections. The newly acquired generating sets of SPUG are equipped with electronic programmable controllers or PLC for the power plant to perform efficiently and reliably.