Multi-Master Power Management Systems
Resilient power management with DCS and PLC control
Loss of grid power can cause significant financial losses as well as safety and security issues in your installation unless a resilient critical power system and control architecture is available. Multi-master power management systems (MM PMS) provide uninterrupted control for applications where power failure is not an option, ensuring supreme resilience through controller redundancy. MM PMS solutions can be designed using distributed control systems (DCSes) or programmable logic controllers (PLCs); for many applications, a combination of the two controller types will be ideal. This whitepaper outlines the differences between DCSes and PLCs and explains how they can be combined in critical power applications.