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Justifying Your Automation Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization, Project Services 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 […]

The Value of Process Monitoring

Posted in Modernization on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Author: John Dolenc What should you expect from a modern control system that you do not get from the older system now running your process? A major improvement in modern control systems is the ability to monitor the performance of the control loop. This includes how well the loop is managing to remain within an […]

Looking for Process Improvement Opportunities

Posted in Modernization on Monday, April 10th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Author: John Dolenc When looking at justifying a control system modernization through a Return on Investment methodology, improvement opportunities obtained through automation improvements need to be found in the process unit. In this blog post, let’s look at how improvement opportunities can be identified. There are limited areas that financial gains can be found in […]

Start with Improvement Opportunities in Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Monday, March 20th, 2017. 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 […]

When to Implement Improvements on Control System Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. One comment so far
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Author: John Dolenc Many times modernization project justification is made up of several smaller optimization projects that are added together to reach enough financial benefit to justify the project. One of the interesting discussions we have internally amongst the consultants is when optimization projects associated with control system modernization should be implemented. Some consultants say […]