PLC DCS Selection Criteria

What are the PLC DCS Selection Criteria ? It mainly considers cost of hardware, type of industry like oil and Gas, DM Plant, Chemical Plant etc.

PLC DCS Selection Criteria


The below are the major points to note -

Cost of hardware, software, Integration Engineering,

Design, Installation, Start-up and Commissioning,

Validation documentation and Execution, Training, Spare parts, Maintenance, System service contract and system life cycle.

Reliability, Flexibility, Scalability and Validatability.

Ease of Database configuration, Graphics development,

Interlocks and Batch processing.

Integration of High-level Application.

Control Philosophy for Centralized versus Remote Operator Console or both.

Compliance with an Industry batch standard such as ISA SP88 and new Communication Protocol.