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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 […]

No more rolling the dice when accessing project cost and risk. Why not try a crystal ball?

Posted in Modernization, Project Services on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Gordon Lawther shared ideas in project cost estimation and risk assessment. His abstract: Every company has a method to estimate cost and access risk when compiling a business case. In many instances the data resides in a spreadsheet containing line item values of cost estimates, assumptions, risk factors and contingencies. Invariably the data entries […]

Roots of PLCs and DCSs

Posted in Education, Technologies on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Many of us have been around process automation for decades. We also have new folks joining our ranks every day. It’s for the new members of the global process automation community that I share a presentation given by Emerson’s Gordon Lawther at the ChemInnovations conference last fall. The presentation, The Evolution of PLCs and DCSs, […]