The book begins with an overview of automation history and followed by chapters on PLC, DCS and SCADA - describing how such technologies have become synonymous in process instrumentation and control. The book then introduces the niche of Fieldbuses in process industries. It then goes on to discuss wireless communication in the automation sector and its applications in the industrial arena. The book also discusses the all pervading IoT, and its industrial cousin – IIoT which is finding increasing applications in process automation and control domain. The last chapter introduces OPC technology which has strongly emerged as a de-facto standard for interoperable data exchange between multi vendor software applications and bridges the divide between heterogeneous automation worlds in a very effective way.
1. Industrial Process Automation. 2. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). 3. Distributed Control System (DCS). 4. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA). 5. Fieldbus. 6. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). 7. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 8. OPC (OLE for Process Control).