Instrumentation is the process of controlling, measuring and analyzing physical quantities using various types of interconnected process control instruments. Various types of instrumentation are used to measure variables including temperature, gas and fluid flow rates, fluid levels, pressure, and pH in production and manufacturing settings. These instrumentation and process control products include flow, pressure & level sensors, detectors and analyzers, controllers, monitoring systems, and much more.
Engineers use sensors and various other types of instrumentation to monitor and maintain process control equipment for improved production, product consistency and quality management, and workplace safety in manufacturing and processing facilities. Process control instrumentation is also critical for preventing fire or explosion in facilities that store or process oil, gas, chemicals and other combustible substances.