Posts Tagged ‘control system migration’

Modernization of DCS and PLC with Electronic Marshalling

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. No comments yet
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Now, with many control systems being 30+ years old, most of these legacy systems have been placed in to end of life or retired lifecycle status. This means no further factory support is available. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Ross about some of the choices that must be considered moving forward. Manufacturers and producers […]

Migrating Legacy DCS/PLCs to DeltaV DCS using FlexConnect Solutions

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, January 9th, 2020. No comments yet
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Here in the Austin, Texas area, our Control System Modernization & Migration team recently opened a new Modernization Center. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Ross about the numerous ways to modernize a system based on the business objectives of the facility. In the Modernization Center, the team shows the many ways to modernize a […]

Migrating Legacy Control Systems and PLCs with FlexConnect Solutions

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training 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 Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training 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 Services, Consulting & Training 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, […]