Process Control Systems
Unique Hydra’s electrical engineering team can custom-design your specific requirements on process control systems. A process control (or automation system) is used to automatically control a process such as ship’s navigation, power, etc., automatic overboard launch or gas control systems. The process control system interconnects sensors, controllers, operator terminals and actuators both logically by means of software and physically through networks or signal wires. The process control system involves using computer technology and software engineering to help operate more efficiently and safely. The systems typically use purpose-designed processors as controllers and both proprietary interconnections and communications protocol for communication.
Besides controlling processes, i.e. maintaining setpoints, executing tasks in defined sequences, handing exceptions and messages, these systems are also used to implement safety functions to protect life and equipment. Fail-safe CPUs and redundant hardware architectures are utilised to achieve required safety levels. Modern process control systems not only provide control and visualisation, but also keep track of system events by maintaining historical data archives of important process variables such as pressures, gas concentrations, chamber occupation, etc. Process control systems can easily be simulated for the testing, troubleshooting or training purposes (even before the dive system is physically constructed). Remote access to the control system (for instance over the internet) allows for real-time support and monitoring.
With a clear understanding of your requirements for automation, our team will be able to supply you with a quotation to design, construct and install a turnkey system to suit your scenario.