When manufacturing is simplified, it involves a system of several processes. Process control is mostly utilized in a computerized manufacturing process, and can range from simple manuals to programmable logic controls. The procedure plays a vital role in the working of a computerized plant process by monitoring, controlling, and eliminating unexpected occurrences.
Process control ensures that the industrial process is carried out consistently. The procedure guarantees that a process is conducted with as little a variation as possible (Romanov et al., 2017). The system measures, monitors, and controls activities to identify abnormalities that can cause variation in the result of a process. The process attains consistency by supervising each part of the process, identifying any unwanted changes, and take any necessary corrective measures. A good example is a sensor used in a pasteurization tank in computerized milk processing, which senses when milk has been well pasteurized, empties the tank and move the product to the next step. With this consistency, the quality of products and services is enhanced.
Process control ensures that industrialization development utilizes a small amount of energy. According to Lu and Wong (2017), the procedure reduces the production cost by ensuring each process utilizes minimal energy. These controls reduce reliance on human labor. They take measurements and conditions required for a process, as well as store this information to be used in recurring processes (Lu & Wong, 2017). Therefore, efficiency and dismal use of energy are attained since measurements or conditions needed for the repeating process are fed into these systems once.
Process control also improves the safety of computerized manufacturing. These systems often issue warnings when an abnormal occurrence is detected (Romanov et al., 2017). In nuclear processing plan where abnormal changes in temperature would affect the inflow of air, a thermal sensor senses this change and safety measures are taken appropriately. Consequently, the system minimizes the likelihood of risks such as fire, which may result from high temperatures or accidents that may arise from system failures.
Process control in a computerized industrial process plays a critical role. It ensures that the product or service quality is consistent, utilizes less energy, and minimizes faults in a system. Organizations and manufacturing industries should encourage the use of energy-saving and efficient process controls to achieve high profitability.
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Romanov, M., Romanov, A., Kashirskaya, E., Kholopov, V., & Kharchenko, A. (2017). A novel architecture for the executive-level control systems for a discrete machinery production. Archiveof the journal”Mechatronics, Automation, Control,18(1), 64-72. https://doi.org/10.17587/mau.18.64-72