A device that can manipulate or measure the physical variables of a process including temperature, flow, pressure, or level is termed as an instrument. The instrument/control engineers are responsible for the designing, managing, and maintaining of control engineering systems through the best available equipment and means.
Important Specifications Involved
Control instrumentation may involve devices like circuit breakers, valves, and solenoids among others. Instrumentation and control may involve specifications like the specifications related to control panels and systems and installations, as well as the instrument specification sheets.
For any engineering system and design to be implemented, a careful evaluation of aspects including front end engineering is required. As we know, one of the main purposes of engineering activities is to provide quality and save on time and cost as well.
With time most of the specification sheet preparation jobs are carried out using computers. The software may also have certain “master” search specifications that provide for any easy integration with the particular process condition. When you want to save time and reduce errors, these software products can improve quality while also saving time.
Instrument Specification Documents/Sheets
This one may be the hardest part of the process and may require the longest time. Instrumentation and control engineering involves specifications for flow, level, pressure, temperature, control valves, and measurements among others. The pertinent details that the sheets contained are useful to both engineers as well as vendors.
Control System Specifications Documents/Sheets
This part of control engineering involves system overview and details, and the code compliance requirements as well. The common inputs include the field conditions (as in areas including environment, humidity, and temperature among others), software and hardware requirements, as well as the needs and requirements towards support and service.
Control Panel Specifications Documents/Sheets
This document has the details related to the designing, construction, testing, assembly as well as shipping of the control cabinet panels. The electrical panels and their content and installation should comply by the laws and norms like the CSA or UL guidelines.
Installation Specification Document
The specifications include the requirements towards the installation of control systems, instruments, and related accessories. The document and its details may also be used for determining the cost. It is here that the transition from engineering to service and maintenance management may be made.
Instrumentation design and control engineering govern the most important/critical aspects of safety, productivity, and reliability of your work processes. It is imperative to undertake proper efforts and give the due to ensure complete compliance. A customized instrumentation panel can be procured at reasonable cost as well when you reach out to the right suppliers.