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Old 01-12-2004, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all...

this is my first post to this forum.
I was wondering if any one can provide me some information or links on DCS (Distributed Control System). Basically I want to know what is it and how it works..

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There are several power plants and manufacturing facilities in my area that uses DCS. Generally, it is a system that connects with other systems to coordinate processes while communicating with maintenance, inventory, accounting, etc.

The ones that I've seen and worked with may have as few as one monitor upto 6 or 8 monitors. It was the system used to start up, run, and shutdown chemical and mechanical processes, while still maintaining communication to other systems for control. It was used to control anything from automatic valves, pumps, all kinds of equipment, and even other computers.

This is an introduction of sorts from one of the companies used in my area: http://www.reliance.com/pdf_elements/j2629.pdf

Another interesting site: http://www.ie.psu.edu/people/faculty...on/distcon.htm

How it works is a huge question. Or I guess it could be huge.

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Dear dave...

thank you for your prompt reply and the links you provided...
and yes.. it is a huge subject as you said..

infact i am looking for a dependable downloadable refference book on this subject.

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