Posts Tagged ‘control system modernization’

Modern Process Control Imperative for Digitalization

Posted in Digital Transformation, Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. No comments yet
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For chemical manufacturers, what business performance improvements are possible by executing a digitalization strategy? In a Chemical Engineering article, Digitalization Founded in Modern Process Control Strengthens Chemical Operations, Emerson’s John Dolenc shares the technology components in executing this strategy. John opens describing the performance improvement opportunities, such as: …improvements in throughput, product quality and reduced […]

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 […]

Cost of DCS Modernization?

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Laurie Ben and Aaron Crews presented DCS Modernization—What Does it Cost?, at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Laurie opened sharing the facts that over 5800 modernization projects have been performed since the 21st century began. Emerson provides pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) through commissioning and startup services for these projects. The earlier planning begins, […]

Justifying Your Automation Modernization Projects

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training 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 Services, Consulting & Training 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 […]