Transformation of process functions to the Module Type Package utilizing System Control Diagrams

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Modular process plants require a new interaction of process engineering and automation engineering. During the engineering of Process Equipment Assemblies (PEA) the automation functions are encapsulated in services which represent process operations. In this work an approach is presented, where System Control Diagrams (SCD) are utilized to create a transition from process operations to automation functions to services all on the basis of the Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID). Using this method, a comprehensible graphical and machine-readable link between both sides is created. In combination with existing tools, it is shown that part of the automation could already be prepared during the design of the P&ID. The proposed concept is evaluated using a water deionization PEA.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)
Number of pages4
ISBN (electronic)9798350339918
ISBN (print)979-8-3503-3992-5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2023


Title2023 IEEE 28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
Abbreviated titleETFA2023
Conference number28
Duration12 - 15 September 2023
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationInternational Centre for Conferences – CASINO Sinaia

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-3954-7786/work/145223942
ORCID /0000-0001-5165-4459/work/145224284
Scopus 85175495011
Mendeley 97829441-afee-314f-a879-6ce09da90437


Research priority areas of TU Dresden

Subject groups, research areas, subject areas according to Destatis


  • Instruments, Process control, Control systems, Manufacturing automation, Module Type Package (MTP), SCD, modular automation, process-to-order