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Planning and Justifying Control System Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. 2 comments so far
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Author: John Dolenc It is nice to hear from our customers and read in the literature that it has become important to not just replace obsolete control system equipment, but to also provide operational improvement. For the longest time I have been puzzled by the idea of not taking the opportunity to improve process operations […]

Where to Look for Benefits in DCS Modernization Project Justification

Posted in Modernization, Support Services on Monday, May 16th, 2016. One comment so far
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We’ll continue with our series on getting your brownfield automation project approved. In part one, Front End Planning for Control System Modernization Projects, we explored how changes in the project become more expensive the later in the schedule that they are made. Today we’ll explore the value of modernizing your distributed control system (DCS). Emerson’s […]

Big Data at AIChE Spring Meeting

Posted in Data Management, Event, Technologies on Friday, April 17th, 2015. One comment so far
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Austin, Texas, already a hotbed for technology as recently recognized by Forbes magazine, will host a gathering of chemical engineering professionals later this month. The AIChE is hosting the 2015 Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety here on April 26-30. If you’re planning to attend, make sure to catch some of the […]

Different Approaches for Managing DCSs and Enterprise Systems

Posted in Cyber-Security, Technologies on Friday, April 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs Why do computer driven systems fail? It’s a subject I want to develop over the next few blog posts. And by fail I don’t mean technically, but rather why do they fail to meet the business cases under which their procurement was initially justified? There are multiple reasons and none have to […]

Risk is the Card that Trumps Everything

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Author: Gordon Lawther In the world of aging automation systems and infrastructures, there are always new features and capabilities that we’d like to have. HMI’s [human machine interfaces] more akin to our home computers, intuitive engineering tools with pre-defined libraries incorporating functions that used to require dozens of lines of code, smart diagnostics to replace […]