DCS displays information on a computer and allows process operators to run the process, making the process information available to other people in the plant. Once the DCS converts the process information to personal computer language, it can be distributed to everyone on the plant site and to other parts of the organization that may be located anywhere in the world.
A type of automated control system that is distributed throughout a machine to provide instructions to different parts of the machine. Instead of having a centrally located device controlling all machines, each section of a machine has its own computer that controls the operation. For instance, there may be one machine with a section that controls dry elements of cake frosting and another section controlling the liquid elements, but each section is individually managed by a DCS. A DCS is commonly used in manufacturing equipment and utilizes input and output protocols to control the machine.
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In this course participants will learn about the main characteristics of the DCS systems. They will become familiar with the DCS hardware and how it is connected together to make up the basis of the DCS. Once the hardware is installed and tested, the participants will learn about programming the DCS software. Once the software is configured the participants will become familiar with the DCS accessories, such as alarm and data reporting systems.
- Day 1
Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
- Basic concepts of DCS
- DCS specifications and selection criteria
- Control system and security hierarchy
- DCS implementation
- Block diagram
- Hardware security and redundancy
- Control system configuration
- Controller configuration
- Function block configuration
- Alarm system management
- Typical DCS Systems