Common Mistakes With Process Control Upgrades

by Bill Fester on December 19, 2013

in Chemical, DCS, Emerson DeltaV, Emerson Ovation, Honeywell Experion, Honeywell TDC 3000, Industries, Paper, Pharmaceutical, Power, Refining, Siemens PCS7, Systems

Significant improvements can be demonstrated in updating automation in either independent machine controls or an entire facility. More and more manufacturers are upgrading control systems primarily to fight the battle of equipment obsolescence, rather than taking the opportunity to invest in upgrades, in order to gain more productive years out of major capital assets.

There has been a noticeable trend in projects that are successful in achieving just hardware replacement, and those projects that leave the manufacturing process with more intelligence, flexibility, and improvements in production goals.

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By: Marc L. Hunter, Vice President, Synergy Systems, Inc.

From: Manufacturing Business Technology

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