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While working as E&I Design Engineer/Researcher at the Non-Department of Government Organization, I have experience of developing DCS for data acquisition and control system of the process.
At that time I was using DCS component of safe, reliable, cost competitive and easy to implement.
And for programming, I am using Visual Basic.
In R&D of LV Electrical Component:
I have made a simple system for testing the characteristics of bi-metal during R & D Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB).
Data from Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) can be transferred to AutoCAD in order to plot the characteristic curve of bi-metal under-test.
What a DCS?
A distributed control system (DCS) refers to a control system usually of a manufacturing system, process or any kind of dynamic system, in which the controller elements are not central in location (like the brain) but are distributed throughout the system with each component sub-system controlled by one or more controllers.
DCS (Distributed Control System) is a computerized control system used to control the production line in the industry
The entire system of controllers is connected by networks for communication and monitoring.
DCS is a very broad term used in a variety of industries, to monitor and control distributed equipment.
- Electrical power grids and electrical generation plants
- Environmental control systems
- Traffic signals
- Radio signals
- Water management systems
- Oil refining plants
- Metallurgical process plants
- Chemical plants
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing
- Sensor networks
- Dry cargo and bulk oil carrier ships
For more detail about one of the option component of DCS, please see the following video: