Instrumentation and Control Engineering – Industry Trends
Aug 17, 2021
End users facing globalisation are driving plant performance at a level that would be inconceivable without modern process control engineering systems and business processes.
The demand for Instrumentation and Control (IC) technicians, is on the rise in Australia.
The field instruments measure physical parameters like level, temperature, flow pressure, etc provide input to the process control system. The field instruments are widely used in a process control and automation.
The data acquired by field sensors in real-time are stored in PLC/ SCADA/ DCS control system database and is analysed and manipulated to control the process variables to the desired set points.
Applications of Instrumentation and Control Engineering include:
1. Remote monitoring and safety for the critical infrastructure
In Oil and Gas facilities, Mineral processing, Food, and Chemical Processing industry, the field sensors data is stored and analysed in PLC/ SCADA/ DCS control system, and provides real time:
2. Power grid quality control: grid-connected PV solar feed in
The stability of the electricity grid which receives PV Solar feed from roof top solar, is compromised during change of clear sky day to an overcast day, due to:
This issue is now being addressed by installation of smart digitally controlled equipment which can cut off feed in PV Solar remotely. When the reduction in generation of PV Solar is detected by network operator, it
Refer case study dated 14th March 2021 in South Australia where a grid-connect PV was switched off by energy authorities to stabilise the electricity grid. (Solar panels switched off by energy authorities to stabilise South Australian electricity grid).
3.Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA):
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Training Available from PMV
PMV offer a variety of Instrumentation and Control Engineering Training options designed for those working towards a career in industrial automation.
Our training is a blended delivery of 70% hands-on, practical training and 30% theory, you will get a chance to work on a real PLC, in our purpose-built skid, like what you are expected to see in the workplace.
Full qualifications we offer, involving PLC and SCADA:
For further course information, or to book in, contact the office.
Jan 23, 2024