Industrial Automation Blogs

What is PLC?

A Programmable Logic Controller, a PLC, is everywhere in life. In most industries, these are essential in making sure that devices and machinery work properly. They take an input, run code, give an output, and keep everything in line. Motors to horns, printers to fans, there is PLC programming at work. In the modern day, […]

Industries for Automation

We live in a world where traveling is the trend. Have you ever wondered how the traffic is controlled so efficiently that makes traveling fun? Who controls the traffic?  Count the various household chores to be done. If all these chores have to be done by us, what time-consuming and manual work it would be? […]

What are the Information Required for starting a Control System Project?

The major projects are based on the competitive analysis, execution planning and definition performed during the FEED stage. The FEED is the most critical stage where it will influence the design at a almost low cost. The approach is that open scope and planning output can be finalized after project approval. However, without the appropriate […]

What is Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)?

A P&ID (piping and instrumentation diagram), depicts the piping and other components of a process flow. P&ID commonly used in the automation and control system engineering field. It is used for modification and maintenance of the process flow that can be presented graphically. During the designing stage of the process, the P&ID diagram also gives […]

Process Control of Storage Tank after Downstream Section of Petroleum Industry

After completion of the refining of petroleum crude oil and of raw natural gas last part of the downstream process is storage of petroleum products, for that ambient pressure, temperature and level should be maintained. As like the midstream processes, this can also be made easy and accurate by applying industrial automation technologies. For an […]

How Automation Helps Oil and Gas Industry?

SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) simplify complex processes in oil and gas industries. Geographically dispersed industries like oil and gas pipelines, water distribution and wastewater collection systems, electrical power grids, and railway transportation systems can rely on SCADA to a greater level. The oil and chemical industries need to face a lot of hazards […]

ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST)

ISA’s Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Program provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of a technician’s skills. CCSTs are skilled in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. They understand process control loops and process control systems, including computer-based systems. ISA’s three levels of CCST certification require differing degrees of technical experience, education, and training-with […]

What are the skills required to become control system engineer?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the following qualities are required for automation engineers: A firm understanding of software development and computer programming Equipment troubleshooting skills The ability to perform complex system tests Creative thinking and detail oriented Excellent manual dexterity Strong communication skills to support interactions with other members of the […]

How to Pass NCEES PE Certification Exam?

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam will test your ability to practice in a particular engineering discipline competently. It is designed for engineers who have gained at minimum four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline. Each PE exam lasts 8 hours and is split into a morning and an afternoon […]

Roles and Responsibilities of SCADA, DCS and PLC Programmer (Control System Engineer)

Control System engineers develop skills in specific control disciplines such as: advanced process control (APC); distributed control systems (DCS); programmable logic controllers (PLC); supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The use of these disciplines will depend on the exact nature of individual job roles. In general, however, tasks and responsibilities can include: designing and developing […]

The Future of Industrial Automation

The automation of control processes has been around for a long time and has evolved from the early days of manual controls through switches and relays to today’s sophisticated control systems. The evolution of these systems has focused on gaining efficiencies in the operation, but what is the next frontier for industrial process automation? Control […]

Future of Industrial Software

The industrial software is applicable right from when a plant is built, through to commissioning and operation. Models that are used in the design of a plant can also be used when running it to optimize the process and allow owners and operators to take advantage of new business opportunities as they present themselves. The multitude […]

What is Process Flow?

Process Flow A method of  stages involved in performing a certain business procedure. A type of process flow popular among business managers might take the form of flow charts that show inputs or information requests, followed by each of the steps required to create deliverable outputs such as products or services from the inputs.    the following symbol set as the Standard for Process Charts.   Symbol Letter Description Ο O Operation Ỻ I Inspection → M Move D D […]

Career option for Control Engineers

Career option for Control Engineers A control engineer is responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. Control engineers make sure that these systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely. They work for the companies who manufacture and supply the equipment […]

What is Programmable Logic Controller?

A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) is an industrial computer control system that monitors input makes decisions based on its  program to control outputs to automate a process or machine.   The automation of many different processes, such as controlling machines or factory assembly lines, is done through the use of small computers called a programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Ladder Logic […]

What is DCS?

A Distributed Control System (DCS) is an automated control system that monitors and provides instructions to different parts of a machine. Commonly used in manufacturing equipment, a DCS utilizes input and output protocols to control distributed equipment. DCS systems are commonly used in process industries controlling breweries, refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, etc.  The elements […]

What is Industrial Automation?

Today, one of the fastest growing businesses is industrial automation. The operation of modern process industry would be very difficult without automation. There are lot of automation engineering, procurement, erection & commissioning service providing companies globally.   These companies are hiring for DCS/PLC/Control system engineers. This demand needs to be fulfilled by professionals with skill […]