How to Create an Industrial Control Diagram

Automate and operate industrial processes

Part 1: What is Industrial Control System?

Industrial control systems describe a set of control systems where the devices, networks and controls are used to automate and/or operate industrial processes. Different types of industrial control systems include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

Industrial control systems allow for different manufacturers to exchange information seamlessly. It can also lead to an increase in performance, reliability and safety of the systems.

Part 2: How to Make an Industrial Control Diagram Effortlessly?

How to make an industrial control diagram easily? Using EdrawMax to create your own industrial control diagrams.

Step 1: Open EdrawMax desktop software or EdrawMax web-based application.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Industrial Engineering]

Open industrial control diagram template

Step 3: Select one industrial control diagram template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch. Also, you can use massive industrial control diagram symbols and elements from libraries in left menu to customize your industrial control diagrams.

customize an industrial control diagram in EdrawMax

Step 4: Once finished your creation, you can export the file in multiple formats, including Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

Save or export industrial control diagram in EdrawMax

Step 5: Besides, you can share your industrial control diagram with others via social media and web page. Or publish your industrial control diagram in EdrawMax template gallery to show your work with others.

share and publish industrial control diagram

Part 3: Industrial Control Diagram Examples

Example1: Wastewater Treatment Plant

This diagram shows the physical layout of a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is any water that requires cleaning after it is used. The goal of wastewater management is to clean and protect water。

industrial control diagram example 1

Example2: Biogas Production System

Biogas is the mixture of gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, primarily consisting of methane and carbon dioxide. Biogas can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste.

industrial control diagram example 2


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Part 4: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly three parts to illustrate what is industrial control system, to tell you how to create industrial control diagram and to show you some industrial control examples.

EdrawMax is an easiest all-in-one diagramming tool, you can create industrial control diagrams and any other type diagrams with ease! With substantial industrial control diagram symbols and cliparts, making industrial control diagrams could be as simple as possible. Also, it supports to export your work in multiple formats and share your work with others. Get started to create your industrial control diagrams now!

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