Instrumentation and Control Engineering Abbreviations


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Instrumentation and Control Engineering

  1. PLC = Programmable Logic Controller

  2. DCS = Distributed Control System

  3. MPI = Multi Point Interface

  4. DP = Distributed Peripheral

  5. SCADA = Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition

  6. HART = Highway Addressable Remote Transducer

  7. HMI = Human Machine Interface

  8. MMI = Man-Machine Interface

  9. VDU = Visual Display Unit

  10. RIO = Remote Input Output

  11. TCP/IP = Transmission Control Protocol-Internet Protocol

  12. CFC = Continuous Function Chart

  13. SFC = Sequential Function Chart

  14. PID Control = Proportional Integral And Derivative Control

  15. RAM = Random Access Memory

  16. ROM = Read Only Memory

  17. PROM = Programmable Read Only Memory

  18. EPROM = Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

  19. EEPROM = Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

  20. RTD = Resistance Temperature Detector

  21. PT= Pressure Transmitter

  22. DPT= Differential Pressure Transmitter

  23. LT= Level Transmitter

  24. FT= Flow Transmitter

  25. TC= Thermocouple

  26. PG= Pressure Gauge

  27. TG = Temperature Gauge

  28. LG= Level Gauge

  29. I/P Converter= Current to Pressure Converter

  30. AFR= Air Filter Regulator.

  31. SOV= Solenoid Valve

  32. PS= Pressure Switch

  33. PCV= Pressure Control Valve

  34. LCV= Level Control Valve

  35. TCV= Temperature Control Valve

  36. FCV= Flow Control Valve

  37. AI= Analog Input

38.AO= Analog output

  1. DI= digital input

  2. DO= Digital output

  3. AI Module= Analog Input Module or Analog Input Card

  4. AO Module= Analog output Module or Analog Output Card

  5. DI Module= Digital Input Module or Digital Input Card

  6. DO Module= Digital output Module or Digital Output Card

  7. SMPS= Switch Mode Power Supply

  8. NO= Normally Open

  9. NO= Normally Closed

  10. MOV= Motorised Valve

  11. TT= Temperature Transmitter

  12. DT= Draught Transmitter

  13. CV= Control Valve

  14. Mag Flowmeter= Magnetic Flowmeter

  15. Triod Cable= Cable for RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector)

  16. Compensation Cable= Cable for TC (Thermocouple)

  17. PV= Process Variable

  18. CV= Control Variable

  19. SP= Set Point

  20. BFV= Butterfly valve