In this article, Woodward Group explains what process engineering involves and highlights why it’s so important for businesses to consider.
Process engineering generally refers to the practice of designing, installing, and maintaining automated process control systems that improve work processes. Through improving the equipment, technologies and procedures used to turn raw materials into valuable products, process engineering can save both time and money for businesses across many industries.
For instance, in the food and beverage sector, a good process control system will reduce wastage, provide improved production reliability, and ensure hygiene and regulatory standards are met.
In the manufacturing sector, process engineers are involved in the planning, management, coordination, and control of the manufacturing process. They ensure that any products produced by manufacturers are created in an efficient and cost-effective manner while complying with health and safety regulations and quality standards.
Ultimately, process engineering enables businesses to operate smoothly – and the better the process control system, the smoother things will run!
Some of the key advantages for businesses of having an up-to-date process control system in place include:
- Efficient energy consumption – energy usage is reduced when your machinery is operating efficiently.
- Improved safety– automated process control systems can automatically warn you of any irregularities, helping minimises the risk of accidents before they even happen.
- Bespoke design – systems can be designed from the ground up, so that they are tailored to your unique business needs.
- Improved production reliability – a good system will help produce higher-quality products with greater consistency.
Control & process at Woodward Group
Woodward Group provides the very best integrated control and process services.
We offer a full range of services, including process control system design, installation, and compliance support. Importantly, the services we and our partners provide span the whole of the process engineering journey – from initial consultation, through to implementation and maintenance.
Since Woodward Group began (back in 1987), we have garnered extensive experience across a wide range of industries. These include:
- Food and Beverage
- Waste to Energy
If you think your business could benefit from updating its process control systems, please get in touch. Woodward Group can work with you to outline the best course of action and help you achieve your legal compliance requirements.