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Process Automation involves using computer technology and software engineering to help terminals, plants and refineries operate more efficiently and safely. A process automation or automation system (PAS) is used to automatically control a process such as chemical and oil refineries and terminals. The PAS often uses a network to interconnect sensors, controllers, operator terminals and actuators. In the absence of process automation, plant operators have to physically monitor performance values and the quality of outputs to determine the best settings on which to run the production equipment. Maintenance is carried out at set intervals. This generally results in operational inefficiency and unsafe operating conditions. Facility owners want their equipment to deliver the highest output with as little production cost as possible. In many industries including oil, gas and petrochemicals, energy costs can represent 30 to 50 percent of the total production cost. A Terminal Operating System, or TOS, is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of various types of cargo in and around a terminal or port. The systems also enables you to make better use of your assets, labour and equipment, plan your workload, and get up to the minute information which allows for more timely and cost-effective decision making. The objective of a terminal operating system is to provide a set of computerized procedures to manage cargo, machines and people within the facility to enable a seamless link to efficiently and effectively manage the facility. Reproduced under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/