Process Control and Wireless Data Management by Constructing a Distributed Control System
J. Sam Jebakumar1, H. Rebecca Shirly2, R. Aakash3, Madhumitha Anand4
1J. Sam Jebakumar, Assistant Professor, Department of EIE, SRM IST, Kattankulathur Chennai (T.N), India.
2H. Rebecca Shirly, B.Tech, Department of EIE, SRM IST, Kattankulathur Chennai (T.N), India.
3R. Aakash, B.Tech, Department of EIE, SRM IST, Kattankulathur Chennai (T.N), India.
4Madhumitha Anand, B.Tech, Department of EIE, SRM IST, Kattankulathur Chennai (T.N), India.
Manuscript received on 04 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 29 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 04 July 2019 | PP: 542-544 | Volume-8 Issue-1S4 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11000681S419/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the industrial sector, processes are mostly governed by manual methods. Therefore, industrial processes are physically wired between the controller of field device and master controller. This takes a significant portion of the total budget. Also in case of fault diagnosis, the entire plant need to be shut down and troubleshooting is tough because wires are buried underground. This paper aims at reducing the use of wires by transmitting data wirelessly. The architecture of a distributed control system for the plant will enable the control multiple actions simultaneously and only critical processes need to shut down for diagnosis. The processes are automated and controller by individual Local Control Units (LCU). The real-time data from the LCUs are transferred to master controller which is connected to a high-level human interface (computer). This method eradicates time lag and eliminates long distant wired connections. Therefore, multiple processes can be monitored and controlled from a far off master (like control room) and also instruction from master can be sent to the field device through the LCU. Furthermore, an IoT based platform will help in the remote monitoring of the healthiness of plant. The scope of this paper can extended to any type of real time process industry.
Keywords: Process Control, Distributed Control System, Wireless Data Transmission.
Scope of the Article: Wireless Communications