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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 […]

Front End Planning for Control System Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. One comment so far
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Sometimes getting a project’s capital budget approved is tougher than executing the project itself. That can be even truer for brownfield sites trying to modernize an aging control system. Trying to justify that “something might break and we won’t quickly be able to fix it” is tough to quantify. Emerson’s Laurie Ben and John Dolenc […]

Increasing Project Efficiencies in Control System Modernizations

Posted in Modernization, Support Services on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. One comment so far
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As members of the “baby boom” generation retire and remove their deep experience from process manufacturers and producers, sometimes the remaining staff knows little of the inner workings of the control systems. Many of these distributed control systems and PLCs that have been in service for decades have become “black boxes” in which the current […]