In response to a spike in demand for Certified Profibus training, the Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) is scheduling a new series of courses in May and November 2011 to be conducted by leading international Profibus trainer Andy Verwer.
With the increasing acceptance of Profibus in industry and manufacturing, enquiries for Profibus training have risen significantly over the past few months compared to previous years.
A significant number of enquiries have come from Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria where a large number of capital works projects are in progress.
These include the $2bn Karara iron project in WA and the Melbourne Desalination project in VIC where heavy investment has been made in Profibus as their fieldbus communication platform.
According to PAA Chairman, John Immelman, the growing acceptance of Profibus in industry has led to end users now demanding that all involved technicians, installers and engineers have certified Profibus qualifications.
Immelman explains that lack of training and expert knowledge of Profibus technology, particularly in the design and installation of networks will lead to communication issues followed by breakdowns.
Andy Verwer’s 2011 Certified Profibus Courses will commence in Perth (9 May), followed by Melbourne (16 May) and Brisbane (23 May).
The popular and in-demand Certified Profibus Installer, Certified Profibus Engineer and non-certified Commissioning and Maintenance courses will be held again.
Andy Verwer’s tour will culminate in Sydney with an advanced, one-day Profibus Control System Design course to be held on May 26 at the Pentair Flow Control Pacific - Profibus International Competence Centre in Smithfield.
Course information and the 2011 training calendar are available on the Profibus Association of Australia website.