Process Instrumentation refers to the study, development and implementation of tools, equipment, mechanisms and machinery for a certain process in order to provide technical means of process control and performance. It involves workers in using a composition of necessary technological and mechanical instruments to carry out processes, control performance, and produce required results.
Instrumentation of processes is one of the critical activities of effective process management and workplace organization. It provides workers with necessary tools and equipment to do their job. The following goals are addressed by process instrumentation:
- Analyze the need for equipment and tools
- Maintain workflows and procedures
- Ensure process continuation
- Keep employees productive
- Ensure availability of work implements and tools
Production companies need to treat for effective process instrumentation by conducting regular audits and revisions of available tools. Tool management will be helpful. It is a complex of activities and procedures to ensure total control and assurance of quality and availability of instruments and tools.