Distributed control system (DCS)

DCS

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Introduction

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.

Applications

In R&D of LV Electrical Component:

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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.

Distributed Data Acquisition and Control in a Water Treatment Plant
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For more detail, please read:

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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_control_system

For more detail about one of the option component of DCS, please see the following video:

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