Process Automation and Control - critical


Process Automation and Control (PA&C) has, to date, delivered substantial benefits to Sasol for safe, stable and optimised operations. With the current and anticipated future business and technology trends, the company will ensure that PA&C is entrenched as a key business driver. The article focuses on Field Devices and Buses, Distributed Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers, Functional Safety and Advanced Process Control and Real-time Operations.

 *Photo courtesy Sasol

Take note

  • An advanced regulatory control system has been in operation at Sasol since 1985.
  • PA&C has evolved with Sasol to the point where it now encompasses application and business centre architectures.
  • PA&C at Sasol is seen as a key business driver.


*Photo courtesy Sasol


Published as: History and strategies of process automation and control at Sasol
By M Ravjee, Sasol Technology
Electricity+Control, November 2011 (pgs 24 - 26)