is a computerized control system for a process or plant, in which autonomous controllers are distributed throughout the system, but there is central operator supervisory control.
This is in contrast to non-distributed control systems that use centralized controllers; either discrete controllers located at a central control room or within a central computer. The DCS concept increases reliability and reduces installation costs by localizing control functions near the process plant, but enables monitoring and supervisory control of the process remotely.
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