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Measurements

Measurements are required to monitor, analyze and control processes

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Measurements are required for

  • monitoring
  • analyzing
  • controlling

processes and operations.

Monitoring

  • measured and indicated quantities not included in control or data acquisition systems  

Examples - thermometers, anemometers, electricity meters, water meters, barometers ...

Analyzing

  • measured quantities included in data acquisition systems

Examples - values used in statistical models like historical weather, values used to build empirical models like weather forecasts ...

Controlling

  • measured values used in control systems

Examples - thermostat to switch on/off an electric heater, pressure-sensor used in an oil-refinery to control compressors

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