Inside the Control System – Components, Processes, and Automation

February 22, 2018


This session covers hardware, software, systems, information flow and operations unique to these environments (to include PLC’s, HMIs, Historians, Field Devices, Controller devices, Operating Systems (yes Microsoft)).  We will cover basic network structure and design architecture related to technical components (PLC, HMIs, Field devices, etc.) and information. The variety of control system architectures across various sectors (electrical, manufacturing, transportation, health, etc.) will be addressed.

This session will address questions to include:  What components are found inside a control or operating technology system? What is process control?  What is a set point or a flow point?  What are an engineering Safety Systems?  What are the primary directives for these systems?  What differentiates these components from their IT equivalents?