Distributed Control System Fundamentals

Distributed Control System Fundamentals

Updated Jun 13, 2024

What you'll learn

  • How to describe the design and function of a typical distributive control system (DCS).
Course Description

 When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of a typical distributed control system (DCS). • Describe the functions of a typical DCS • List and briefly describe the main components or elements of a DCS • Explain the use of a remote control panel in the DCS • Discuss communications mediums available for use in DCS and list advantages and disadvantages of each choice • Describe the purpose of a central control facility (control room) associated with a DCS • Describe the functions of the human machine interface (HMI) • Discuss the reasons for different levels of authority on various HMI stations • Identify the functions of control, interface, and database software associated with DCS