420-4016/01 – Processes in System Reliance (PSR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Electrical EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Roman Hrbáč, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Roman Hrbáč, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
H1R15 Ing. Karel Chrobáček, Ph.D.
HRB02 Ing. Roman Hrbáč, Ph.D.
KOL62 doc. Ing. Václav Kolář, Ph.D.
MLC37 Ing. Tomáš Mlčák, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 4+10

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Reliance is a professional system designed for the monitoring and control of industrial processes and for building automation. The resulting visualization can be easily displayed on a PC, Web, tablet, or smartphone. As a result, Reliance is a customizable, reliable, and robust system that can be adapted even for complex applications. The main benefits of using Reliance for systems integrators are state-of-the-art and user-friendly development environment and reducing development, testing and start-up time of applications.

Teaching methods

Project work


In this course, students will get experience with SCADA / HMI system. The subject is aimed at professional Reliance 4 system designed for monitoring and controlling industrial processes and building automation. Reliance 4 is used for visualization and control of technological processes in various fields, such as: gas industry, chemical production, heating and air conditioning building complexes, dispatching for heating control of entire towns, coal and hydroelectric power, visualization of various production lines, intelligent buildings, management of irrigation systems and other applications. This system is not only safe and robust, but also optimized for very large applications. Your complete application can be easily available to remote users. Reliance Web Client is a Java-based program designed to run the visualization project over the Internet while Reliance 4 Smart Client is intended for use with tablets or smartphones running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry OS.

Compulsory literature:

1. Reliance documentation http://www.reliance-scada.com/en/download/reliance4/reliance4-documentation 2. Reliance example projects http://www.reliance.cz/cs/download/reliance4/reliance4-example-projects 3. Licensing of Reliance 4 http://www.reliance.cz/en/products/reliance4/licensing-of-reliance4

Recommended literature:

1. Tyson Macaulay, Bryan L. Singe, Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS, Auerbach Publications Boston, MA, USA ©2012, ISBN:1439801967 2. Jack Wiles,Ted Claypoole,Phil Drake,Paul A. Henry,Lester J. Johnson Jr.,Sean Lowther,Greg Miles,Marc Weber Tobias,James H. Windle, Techno Security's Guide to Securing SCADA, Burlington, Mass. : Syngress Publishing/Elsevier, 2007, ISBN: 9781597492829

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

• Continuous verifying of student knowledge in the numerical exercises in a form of debate and inquiries to achieve student active participations in study process. Identify, deduce and search of problem solving and their interpretation by students. • Two control tests verifying knowledge Reliance 4 SCADA/HMI system (20 points). • Seminar work on a given theme (20 points).


Další požadavky na studenta

There are not additional requirements on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

List of lectures: 1. Introduction - Reliance 4 2. Installation of the system Relialce 4, demonstration projects, the connecting to Tecomat Foxtrot 3. Creation of the first project 4. Scripts 5. Smart Components 6. IP cameras, SMS messages, send e-mails and SMS alarms 7. Connecting to the OPC Server 8. Multilingual applications, diagnostics project 9. Data structures and window templates 10. Communication drivers 11. User Reports 12. Data Servers and Thin Clients 13. Reliance OPC Server 14. Licensing Policy, auxiliary tools and utilities List of exercise: 1. Reliance Design development environment 2. Visualization windows and window templates 3. Components 4. Images 5. Texts 6. Data Structure 7. Stations, project assignment 8. Variables 9. Communication zones 10. Alarms, events 11. Data tables 12. Reports 13. Charts 14. The defense of the project, the credit Term Project: The processing and defense of the individual project. The written work: Knowledge test 1 Knowledge test 2

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: A participation in the exercises should be at least 80%.

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