Engineering¬†determines completely the solution that the automation project aims to implement.
Engineering¬†includes the preparation of documents, or other means, to clearly present the projected solution. Not only¬†must it¬†”determine”, but it must “clearly state what is determined”.
Engineering¬†also¬†determines accurately how¬†the chosen solution will be implemented.¬†Time scheduling is particularly important.
Engineering is the key to success.¬†All¬†activities will be carried out following¬†what was established in the engineering documentation.
Automation project documentation is usually¬†the following:
- General description of chosen solution.
- Control architecture.
- Instrument specifications.
- Dimensional drawings for electrical and control cabinets.
- One-line diagrams for electrical feeds.
- Calculation of wire cross-sections and electrical protections.
- Wiring diagrams for¬†electrical and control cabinets.
- Cable list.
- Cable tray list.
- Cable routing drawings.
- Cable tray routing drawings.
- Process control logic diagrams.
- Process control regulation diagrams.
- Schematic representation¬†for process operation and supervision.
- Test protocols.
- Time scheduling for project activities.