This book presents a methodology to determine optimum control system conceptual design, with application examples drawn from the offshore production/drilling industry. The methodology can be adapted for any of the process industries. The text gives guidelines for examining design factors and alternatives and assists the technical policy maker in planning for standardization in control system design. (Volume in ILM Series). Contents include: Baseline Criteria Instrument Options Control Panels and Consoles Motive Systems Space, Weight, Cost, and Operational Considerations Variable Factors How to Design the Optimum Control System.