Instrument Selection & Design
Industrial automation requires a combination of monitoring and control functions, and the monitoring piece of that combination is based on instrumentation. In the control system environment, such instrumentation typically addresses temperature, pressure, flow, level, and analysis. Good control system design needs comprehensive understanding of the available instrumentation characteristics and how to design that instrumentation into a complete system. Goals are aimed at improving productivity, optimization, stability, reliability, safety, and continuity.
Our engineers and designers have extensive experience in this area, and we aren’t passive about staying abreast of new technologies and products. Our on-going training programs are designed to keep our technical staff up to date on changes within the instrumentation field to assure that you receive the benefit of our knowledge in your systems. We work with a variety of manufacturers and distributors to provide in-depth training on new products and application techniques.
Instrumentation used will vary with the industry, as will the types of equipment and processes being monitored, but following is a general list of instrumentation types that we employ in our control system design:
- venturi flowmeters
- differential pressure transmitters
- magnetic flowmeters
- ultrasonic level transmitters/transducers
- pressure gauges
- flow switches
- level switches
- UV, pH, chemical, and turbidity analyzers
- conductivity analyzers
- particle counters
- sludge blanket analyzers
- dissolved oxygen analyzers
- thermal flow temperature switches/transmitters
- float switches
- Doppler flowmeters
- gas detection/analysis
When selecting instrumentation products, we take into account client preferences and specifications, cost/performance considerations, and durability for sensors exposed to products/materials being measured and analyzed. We strive to give our clients the best performance and value for their control systems. If you have specific questions about instrument selection or brand usage, you are welcome to contact us.