How Distributed Control System (DCS) Works?

A Distributed Control System (DCS) is a computerised control system for a process or plant, wherein control elements (controllers) are distributed throughout the system.

This is in contrast to non-distributed systems that use discrete controllers. In a DCS, a hierarchy of controllers is connected by communication networks, allowing both centralised control rooms and local on-plant monitoring and control.

Distributed Control System (DCS)

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