APPLICATION OF DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM TO PROCESS INDUSTRIES

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

International Conference on Current Trends in Engg. & Management, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore (2012)

Keywords:

Department of Science and Humanities

Abstract:

The operation of modern day process plant cannot be visualized without the smart looking Distributed Control System (DCS) situated in control rooms. Process plant automation has evolved from pneumatics to electronics’ to DCS. Use of DCS leads to various advantages like the overall optimization, ease of operation and maintenance tasks, easy monitoring of more plant parameters and ensure tighter control on them. The field instrumentation and control system have to be integrated properly and must function optimally to achieve such a goal. The main intent of this paper is to highlight the salient features of the present DCS used in the process industry and the working of it and discuss the future trends in automation of large process plants.