Process and instrumentation devices monitor and maintain processes and equipment.
Automated process control achieves consistency, efficiency and safety in industrial processes. A variety of equipment contributes to effective production, including dedicated controllers, regulators, transducers, transformers, meters and gauges.
Process controllers measure a process variable and make adjustments to keep that variable within a set range or at a desired setpoint. Drum heaters and heat tracing are used to maintain or adjust the temperature of pipes or vessels. Regulators are devices that maintain a designated characteristic. They can be designed to maintain just about any variable required. Panel meters and gauges display measurements.
Using process equipment, process control systems can simply regulate pressure in one vessel or ultimately manage entire processing plants.