Process Control Systems


Process Control Systems

Monitoring technology is complicated and important in industrial plants that deal with water, wastewater, and oil and gas. These industries would fail to provide the essential services that people rely on for daily living if the proper technology was not in place. SCADA and PLC are two of the most important technologies in today's industrial landscape. While some may believe that these two technologies are in competition, the truth is that they work together to provide critical services.

PLCs, in particular, control some of the most complex processes in industrial plants. They are frequently used to monitor the operation of machines and motors. A PLC is simple to program in order to provide more functionality. These devices are also scalable. As a result, depending on the operation, they can meet a wide range of requirements. The PLC was created as an improvement over the relays and timers that were previously used on industrial machinery. Modern PLCs provide far more complexity in monitoring and are becoming more dynamic in the information they provide.

SCADA is an acronym that stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. SCADA is a type of monitoring software that is used in these industries. It assists in the control of the hardware and keeps a record of the data collected from all remote locations as software. SCADA software communicates with computers, graphical user interfaces, sensors, and networked data communications to provide a comprehensive picture of the process. In this context, these industries' management teams rely on SCADA to monitor progress and make operational corrections throughout the planet.

Because SCADA is a centralized system, it is typically installed on a computer in a plant's monitoring hub. SCADA collaborates with a number of other systems to provide the necessary data. It acts as a sort of interface, bringing together various plant data for analysis. Based on this information, the operator can make changes via the SCADA interface to control the flow and operation of the plant's working parts.

This PLC SCADA connection is invariably effective in developing an automated system for accurately prescribing maintenance tasks. For example, if used to monitor a turbine, the PLC may collect data indicating excessive vibration in the system. The data will be sent back to the SCADA software by the PLC. SCADA will analyze the readouts and determine whether or not the system needs to be adjusted. If a change is required, SCADA sends the changes back through the PLCs to allow for the correction.

C3 Automation is the expert in providing a comprehensive PLC SCADA package to meet your system requirements.