Distributed Control System is a specially designed control system used to control complex, large, and geographically distributed applications in industrial processes.
In this, controllers are distributed throughout the entire plant area.
Distributed Control System is most popular which is specially designed with redundancy and diagnostic capabilities to improve control reliability and performance. It gives greater flexibility to control distributed discrete field devices and its operating stations.
Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
DCS Controllers are distributed geographically in various section of control area and are connected to operating and engineering stations which are used for data monitoring, data logging, alarming and controlling purpose via another high speed communication bus.
These communication protocols are of different types such as foundation filed bus, HART, Profibus, Modbus, etc. DCS provides information to multiple displays for user interface.
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