It may sound technically complex, but instrumentation and controls services provide businesses with a serious opportunity — to optimize internal system performance.
At the very heart of instrumentation and controls engineering is automation. By leveraging automation, companies can enhance their operational performance through increased productivity, reduced cost, and heightened safety. Our services connect you with these benefits, and more.
Today, instrumentation and controls services answer the need for increased, real-time monitoring of assets, and deliver the insight required for effective planning and decision-making. Given the broad application of such services, it’s easy to see how companies in various industries stand to benefit from a smartly-designed system that can track and monitor their operations.
This “real-time” monitoring of incoming data is not the only trend — companies are also facing a world in which increased connectivity has made IoT (the “Internet of Things”) big news. This has led to a deluge of data; it is up to engineers and technicians to apply human intelligence in systems design to make sense of this data and wield it effectively. By working with Telstar, you will gain this capability, pushing you ahead of your competitors.
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WHAT IS INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING?
The role of an instrumentation and control technician is varied in nature. Duties include designing, developing, installing, and managing equipment used to monitor and control systems and machines.
This is a branch of engineering that stems from electrical and electronics, and it focuses on the measuring instruments used in system design, or in the configuration of automated systems for electrical or even pneumatic domains.
The goal of an instrumentation technician is to work with automated processes, greatly improving on and optimizing their operation. Areas of enhancement include:
Technicians handle this through administering and dealing with the control system integrators, bringing sensors and instruments in alignment with other apparatus such as recorders, transmitters, or displays.
Thanks to their instrumentation and control engineering background, these technicians also handle system design as well as calibrating, testing and maintaining these systems.
In this science and measurement-based field, instrumentation technicians need to have a sound knowledge of engineering principles as well as IT-focused, programming logic.
The goal of control engineering is to make a physical system act in a particular way through the use of an automatic feedback controller.
Besides this, their soft skills include:
- Strong communication skills
- The development of hardware that matches the task
- An ability to think out of the box and forecast issues
- The ability to translate project needs into design
- Sound problem-solving skills
WHY CHOOSE INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING SERVICES?
The goal of instrumentation and control engineering touches on industrial automation.
There is a need for greater quality and efficiency in a variety of industrial niches. These range from the most basic (such as food processing or wastewater treatment) to the cutting-edge and technologically advanced (such as genetic and pharmaceutical manufacturing and regenerative medicine).
Effective monitoring, measuring and control of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure, and flow in an automated industrial environment is critical for complex industries.
This is what makes instrumentation and control engineering services so vital for a broad range of facilities and organizations (including thermal power stations, steel plants, refineries, or cement and ore plants). Safety and efficiency are key benefits.
Businesses that opt to work with Telstar experience the following:
- The advantage of working with an industry leader
- The cost-effectiveness of working with just one service provider on a complete job rather than hiring out to “niche specialists” on a piecemeal basis
- Immediate dispatch of a Telstar technician on-site so you can get your business going again as fast as possible
- Minimal interruptions to the rest of your operations, as our specialists understand each part of your process
- The peace of mind that comes from working with a state-certified contractor and an instrumentation and control engineering specialist that adherents UL-508a standards for safety, quality, and functionality
- The advantage of having a custom-designed panel, interface and program to ensure that every aspect of your unique process is captured, measured, automated and tailored
HOW DOES INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING WORK?
At their core, Instrumentation and Control Systems services include system analysis and design, hardware and software engineering design, control panel assembly, installation, testing, and commissioning.
There is a focus on bringing automation into the fold to streamline a company’s internal processes and transform operational management from standalone machine controls. The result is a complex, plant-wide network of systems that speak to each other and work in tandem.
Distributed control systems and instrumentation are all about the details. Telstar’s team understands, through experience, applied knowledge and expertise, the interplay between control panels, programming, electrical engineering, design, and instruments like Micromotion flow meters.
Once certain instruments, materials, and control systems have been fitted, there is a need to make this system communicate — both with you and with the rest of your plant. This is how instrumentation and control engineering works; it captures the entire snapshot of systems within your plant and provides a method by which to design the physical apparatuses, electrically connect them, and program them to integrate with your current platform.
But these new systems must also be tested, calibrated, commissioned and validated before they can be used.
The Telstar team’s expertise includes the technical skills that are required to test equipment, commission systems and resolve issues with integrated process controls, SCADA systems, and PLCs.
Given the scope and effectiveness of instrumentation and control engineering services, industries that are ripe for this sort of overhaul and integration span a variety of industry sections including:
- Oil and gas
- Power Generation
- Water and wastewater
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Telstar gives clients access to a single source of necessary instrumentation and control knowledge. We provide a full suite of services for your instrumentation and control requirements; this includes service and maintenance, calibration and validation.
Our manufacturers are themselves industry leaders. These include ABB, Siemens, Endress, and Hauser, Foxboro, Taylor, Fisher, MSA, Yokogawa, Sparling, Milltronics, Rosemount, Micromotion.
If you’re ready to work with a leader and an expert in automation and SCADA on your controls systems, choose the Telstar team.
Get started today and learn how we can make your process control solutions more accurate, smooth and streamlined than ever.