Functions of Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is the core of an automated process control system. Other subsystems are integrated into DCS at various levels. DCS ensures fulfillment of all main functions of control, visualization, registration and reporting of process including:

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

  • Automatic regulation
  • Program (logic) control
  • Remote control (start, shutdown, change of set points)
  • Alarms and notifications management
  • Collection and processing of process and equipment data
  • Graphic presentation of process and equipment condition data
  • Detection and alarm of emergencies and deviations of process from preset limits
  • Keeping of event log
  • Registration and archiving of process parameters
  • Report generation
  • Data exchange with external systems