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001 - index
002 - ABOUT PROCESS CONTROL
003 - Your Business
004 - For Manufacturers
005 - For EPC Companies
006 - For Systems Integrators
007 - For DCS/PLC suppliers
008 - Education
009 - Process Operation
010 - Process Control Systems
011 - Automation Software Design
012 - Functional Design
013 - S88 Links
014 - Process Design
015 - Design Documents
016 - FRS
017 - P&ID
018 - Process Descriptions
019 - SDS
020 - URS
021 - PCS Graphic
022 - Engineers
023 - For DCS/PLC Programmers
024 - For Automation Engineers
025 - For Process Engineers
026 - Process Eng Diagram Flow
027 - For Project Managers
028 - Project Management ControlDraw
029 - For Instrument Engineers
030 - Automation Design
031 - Requirements Analysis Process
032 - Instrument Engineering
033 - Diagrams
034 - Logic Diagrams
035 - Control Loops
036 - PFC
037 - Process Flow Diagram
038 - Sequential Function Charts
039 - State Transition Diagrams
040 - Polymorphic
041 - Controldraw Software
042 - Automation Models
043 - Hierarchical Objects
044 - Database
045 - IO List
046 - Data lists
047 - S88 Models
048 - S88 Recipes
049 - S88 Physical Model
050 - Process Cells
051 - Units
052 - Equipment Modules
053 - Control Modules
054 - S88 Procedures
055 - Recipe Procedure
056 - Unit Procedure
057 - Operation
058 - Phase
059 - State Matrices
060 - State Based Control
061 - Control Design Reviews
062 - ControlDraw Reviewer
063 - Overview
064 - Why Controldraw
065 - FAQ
066 - Controldraw Compared
067 - Main Screen
068 - Matrix Screen
069 - Life Cycle
070 - Life Cycle and Models
071 - Specifications
072 - Functional Requirements Spec
073 - Functional Design Specification
074 - User Requirements
075 - Support
076 - Download
077 - Standards
078 - Services
079 - About Web Site
080 - ControlDraw Prices
081 - History
082 - History of Control
083 - History of ControlDraw
084 - History of S88
085 - History of Diagrams
086 - Documentation for the Life Cycle
087 - Large distributed projects
088 - System Development Structure
089 - The RTF Editor
090 - ControlDraw with CAD
091 - Web Layout
092 - Prototyping Partnership
093 - All pages
094 - IEC1131
095 - OnePageOverview

2 - About Process Control (Web Page)

Curious about Control Engineering?

There are many applications of control systems - probably more than you realise. You are full of control loops yourself - biological control loops
Eating when you feel hungry
Moving a glass from a table to your lips
Driving a car. How do you think you keep on the road. There is feedback - your Eyes measure the process -, your brain works out what to do and directs the- steering wheel
The control systems this site deals with are those related to engineering systems in manufacturing plants - we call it process control.

There are some web sites that show production processes, for example
Oil Refining

ControlDraw is software that you use to design the control systems in detail

One of the most popular types of control is called PID - Proportional, Integral, and Derivative. This mostly handles continuous control of a single variable such as temperature.

Controlling complete factories requires much more than a few PID loops
Academic and Independent Resources

Control Engineering Virtual Library
ISA, the International Society for measurement and control

With a bit of extra mathematics Control Systems can be very clever indeed. Mark J. Willis and Ming T. Tham at the University of Newcastle (UK) have provided an excellent description of Advanced Process Control or APC
Control System Providers
There are many businesses that provide equipment and standard (shrink wrapped) software. Some are large and some are small. We believe that small can be wonderful, and that wonderful can also be big. Here is a mix of the small and the large.

Honeywell , Emerson , Foxboro and Yokogawa are Distributed Control Systems suppliers
Siemens , Rockwell and Schneider make Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA products and DCS like systems. You can learn about PLC's from this free online training site
For SCADA look at Citect and Wonderware , who are a couple of the big boys.
For Batch Management take a look at
RSBatch , and Wonderware InBatch
There are also some very interesting Active X Controls from companies like Kinetica , Global Majic , and the Software Toolbox

Systems Integrators
· Specify the equipment and standard (shrink wrapped) software
· build or get built the hardware
· provide the application software
Some of the large control system suppliers do much of the integration for the systems they sell. This is especially true of DCS suppliers. But there is also a collection of, generally smaller, companies that just provide systems integration, using equipment and software from the PLC and SCADA suppliers. Examples and ControlDraw users are
Foster Wheeler

in the UK, the AN Group in Denmark, Benima/ÅF in Sweden, EnteGreat in Canada.

Consultants
As represented by
Francis of ControlDraw Ltd, Knott Automation Projects Limited , also in the UK, Jean Vieille in France
News and Information
ControlGlobal from CONTROL MAGAZINE
The Readout Instrumentation Signpost from Ireland.
The
APC Network provides a good collection of Advanced Process Control resources


Process Control Systems S88 Links Education Your Business index


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