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Migrating Legacy Control Systems and PLCs with FlexConnect Solutions

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. No comments yet
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Now, with these control systems being more than 30+ years old, most of these legacy systems have been placed in to end of life or retired lifecycle status which means no further factory support is available. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Ross about the choices that must be considered moving forward. Manufacturers and producers […]

Migrating Legacy PLC-5s to DeltaV

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. No comments yet
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Way back in the mid-1980’s, when I was a newly-minted engineer working oil & gas production projects offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, a new series of PLCs came on the scene to replace the Allen-Bradley PLC-2’s we had been using. They were the PLC-5 series. Now, more than 30 years old, the CPUs used […]

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 Control System Modernization Consultant MC Chow

Posted in Modernization on Friday, April 21st, 2017. No comments yet
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Let’s continue our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast series with MC Chow. MC has more than two decades of experience in process automation and safety. He works with process manufacturers and producers to modernize their control and safety systems in order to improve safety, reliability and efficiency. If you have an Emerson expert […]

Inputs for Developing Control System Migration Strategies

Posted in Modernization, Project Services on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Scott Turner When considering replacing your existing control system with a new control system it is important to plan the project up front. At Emerson on a typical Greenfield project, we would write a Project Execution Strategy. This is pretty standard because the implementation method of Greenfield projects is well understood and reasonably consistent […]