Archive for the ‘Modernization’ Category

Justifying Your Automation Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization, Project Services on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s John Dolenc presented on how to justify your automation project at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. He shared justification methods to identify operational improvements and estimate the financial impact. He opened on where to look within operations, what data to analyze and how to estimate financial gains. The place to start is finding where […]

Dynamic Simulation for Successful Modernization Project

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, July 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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Switching from a legacy control system to a modern one requires careful planning and execution, especially if done as a hot cutover–the switch happening while the process continues to run. One element that must be carefully planned should be the training of the operators on the new system. By including dynamic simulation development for testing […]

Strategies to Reduce Unplanned Downtime and Improve Operations

Posted in Event, Modernization on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 ARC Industry Forum, ARC Advisory Groups’ Craig Resnick led a panel session, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs. The description for this session was: This session will discuss manufacturers’ biggest nemesis – unscheduled downtime – and strategies on how to reduce or eliminate it, subsequently increasing a plant’s key performance […]

Plan for PID Control Differences in Control System Migration Projects

Posted in Modernization on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. No comments yet
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The typical lives of industrial control systems (ICSs) are measured in decades. Even so, the time comes when reliability and securing replacement parts becomes nearly impossible given the rapid advancement of technology. There is much to plan and do when the time comes to migrate and modernize the control system. In a Chemical Processing article, […]

5 Questions for Modernization Solutions Consultant Joel Galmor

Posted in Modernization on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Joel Galmor joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. Joel is a member of our Modernization Solutions Consulting team. The team creates wiring and control solutions, develops engineering tools, and provides subject matter expertise to minimize cost and risk in control system and safety instrumented system modernization projects. Send […]

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