Instrumentation Process Control Systems
In today’s highly technological society the control of both gas and fluids used in the manufacturing process is pivotal to keeping the wheels of industry turning. Instrumentation process control systems can be used to measure the flow rates of liquids or gases, temperature or pressure and are used in industries ranging from mining, to food production and the oil and gas industry. In fact there are very few industries where instrumentation process control is not pivotal to the success of the enterprise.
The science of instrumentation process control systems has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few decades, whereas in the past the operator of the control system would have to continually monitor the process and make manual adjustments to valves on the system today this process is largely controlled by computer and requires very little human intervention, aside from regular maintenance.
In some cases advanced instrumentation process control and measurement systems are non-intrusive and can be simply clamped to the pipe where the measurement is to take place. These state-of-the-art devices are today offering measurements with an exceptional degree of accuracy and in some cases require no maintenance at all.
Perhaps one of the most important industries where instrumentation process control is used on a daily basis is in the supply of water for both human consumption and industrial use. In a country like South Africa the efficient use of water is extremely important. Recent studies have shown that the country looses vast amounts of water to leakage, especially in older systems where maintenance has not been a priority. In these cases the control and measurement of water flow using instrumentation process control systems is extremely important.
The flow and measurement of water supply in South Africa makes use of a variety of different technologies in order to make sure that it is efficient; these include the use of technology for pump control. Other technologies are specifically designed for use in handling hazardous or corrosive substances.
Instrumentation process control systems are playing an increasingly more important role in industry. Therefore, if you would like to know more about this process, be sure contact us.