Posts Tagged ‘Laurie Ben’

Selling Value of Digitalization Projects

Posted in Process Optimization, Project Services on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Laurie Ben and James Beall presented How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. Laurie opened by describing different ways digitalization is described—Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Digital Transformation to name a few. These technologies can help meet new regulation, keep up with the increasing […]

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, […]

Applying Technology to Modernize Control Systems

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Modernization on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Those of us in the “baby boomer” generation know how fast time goes by. Children grow up quickly and the control systems running our process manufacturing and production facilities age. There’s not much we can do about kids growing up quickly, but we do have ways to modernize our control systems. At the October 24-28 […]

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 […]

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 […]