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Post Operative Care for a DCS Transplant: Who supports the legacy equipment left in place?

Post Operative Care for a DCS Transplant: Who supports the legacy equipment left in place? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
If I upgrade to a different vendor’s DCS without replacing everything (i.e. keeping field wiring, cabinets, terminations, etc., ) who supports the original infrastructure?
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The Wearable Control Room: Are we there yet?

The Wearable Control Room: Are we there yet? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
A wearable control room was quite the futuristic concept in 2004, but now, as wearable computing is on the verge of becoming a household word, are we that far away?
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Integrated Control and Safety: is it right for you?

Integrated Control and Safety: is it right for you? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Are the benefits of integrating control and safety worth the risks?
Most companies have maintained separate systems, Here is a list of potential benefits that are causing some companies to revisit the issue....
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Back to the future of process visualization

Back to the future of process visualization | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Dynamic SAMA process notation is like giving a GPS to systems engineering The future of process visualization arrived more than 30 years ago, but somehow, only the power industry got the message. When the Scientific Apparatus Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA) published its revolutionary instrumentation charting standards, however, they had intended cross-industry adoption. SAMA diagrams, symbols and guidelines provide a much better representation of process automation algorithms, which can reduce engineering workload by as much as 60 percent for process engineers in refining, chemical production, food processing and many other process-driven industries – as well as power.
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Inch up to your next DCS

Inch up to your next DCS | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
HMI migration strategy enables easy scale-up to next-generation process automation Modern process automation systems come with HMIs that extend functionality well beyond the desktop – unifying operations in ways not possible with older systems. But if you are not yet ready to shut down and make that major system switch today, you can enjoy many of the benefits by starting with an HMI upgrade.
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Can Alphabet Soup Ward Off Cyber Attacks?

Can Alphabet Soup Ward Off Cyber Attacks? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Few would doubt that adherence to regulations, standards and best practices is valuable in keeping processes safe from cyber threats. But how does anyone know which is right for their situation?
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How simulated checkout can fast-track first production on a new control system

How simulated checkout can fast-track first production on a new control system | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Simulating operation of your DCS system prior to going live can reveal potential start-up problems as well as glitches that can cause problems in the future.
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The future-proof control system: enlightenment for everyone

The future-proof control system: enlightenment for everyone | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

Find out why it’s critical to evaluate decision-support capabilities in a next-generation DCS.

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How to make this the last DCS migration you will ever need… | The Plug-in Migration Web site

How to make this the last DCS migration you will ever need… | The Plug-in Migration Web site | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

Recently, Juggler Michael Davis performing on late night television held up one of the axes he was about to juggle and joked: “This is the ax that George Washington used to chop the cherry tree.


Wouldn’t it be great if you could just upgrade your control system like that – component by component, to keep it continuously up to date? Would that avoid the cost and pain of going through a full system migration? Trust me, we know it would. We’ve been doing it like that for nearly 20 years.

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Will my code, control logic, and graphics survive a DCS migration?

Will my code, control logic, and graphics survive a DCS migration? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

What happens to critical data, control logic, and graphics after a DCS migration? Once users are confident that they can migrate to a new control system while preserving their legacy hardware infrastructure, their concerns switch quickly to their code, their control logic and the graphics. These are the crown jewels for most companies and they want to be sure all are still floating when the old DCS goes down.

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HART protocol & I/O replacement DCS migration strategies – your questions answered

HART protocol & I/O replacement DCS migration strategies – your questions answered | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Q&A: HART protocol in I/O replacement migration strategies – how does this play out? HART is fast becoming the factory retrofit standard of choice...  
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10 good reasons to consider upgrading your DCS

10 good reasons to consider upgrading your DCS | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

If your DCS ain’t broke, don’t fix it … , or so the conventional wisdom might go. But that attitude could end up costing your company a lot of money or cause you to miss out on opportunities you never even knew you had.

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Leading automation vendor powers electricity demand - Automation

Leading automation vendor powers electricity demand - Automation | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

Leading UK energy supplier, SSE needed to address the obsolescence of its existing DCS and to provide an expandable solution to extend the working life of its Keadby power station. 

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Who supports remaining legacy equipment support - New vendor or Old ?

Question: We are running a pulp operation with an old Fisher Provox. We are looking for an upgrade before the whole mill shuts down. I have read that some vendors offer a migration path that involves keeping much of the legacy equipment in place.   Answer:....

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A new perspective on process plant operations

A new perspective on process plant operations | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
How situational awareness improves operator performance, reduces fatigue and contributes to process plant safety.
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Cyber Security — Is your plant secure?

Cyber Security — Is your plant secure? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
The fundamentals of process plant security

Cyber security is becoming a critically important subject for control and system experts who may not also be cyber security experts. In this next content-packed webinar, ARC Advisory Group analyst Harry Forbes will lead a panel of experts addressing cyber questions most frequently raised by end-users in the heavy process industries.

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Redefining DCS migration for ABB Bailey users

Redefining DCS migration for ABB Bailey users | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Learn how low risk / high return migration strategies can help you evolve that old DCS in an orderly, step-by-step approach.
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Debottlenecking DCS projects

Debottlenecking DCS projects | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

How server virtualization and universal I/O work together to expedite DCS start up and cut implementation costs


Whether building a new plant from the ground up or expanding existing capacity, the sooner the plant automation system is running, the sooner it can add production value. 

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There’s gold in them thar operations…

There’s gold in them thar operations… | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Extending the real-time control strategies from the plant to the enterprise comes in the form of: tighter control over strategic execution, costs, and profitability.
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SQUEEZE more LIFE out of your old Honeywell DCS

SQUEEZE more LIFE out of your old Honeywell DCS | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

Dont miss this online presentation if you're planning to migrate your Honeywell DCS.   You'll walk away with new low risk/high return migration strategies.  Learn how low risk / high return migration strategies can help you evolve that old DCS in an orderly, step-by-step approach.

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HOW TO unleash the power of your DCS and manage your plant in real-time [vs through the rear view mirror]

HOW TO unleash the power of your DCS and manage your plant in real-time [vs through the rear view mirror] | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

[AVAILABLE OnDemand] Don Clark challenges the audience to stretch their imagination to see what a modern DCS can really do for their plant – beyond just controlling their process.

He explains that until recently, the purpose of control systems has been to improve process efficiencies while in the future it will focus on improving business performance. And the Future is now!   

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Don't miss this fantastic presentation by Don Clark VP and Invensys fellow.


-      “Just wanted to drop a line to thank you for this presentation, it is so clear and precise! “

-      “Thank-you for this insightful presentation”.

-      “The webcast succinctly addresses business value offered by IOM in process manufacturing. This is an excellent presentation for clients that prefer visual learning over plain text”

-      “Presentation is well received by our whole team !”


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Which DCS is more cyber secure: the tired old workhorse or the new filly?

Which DCS is more cyber secure: the tired old workhorse or the new filly? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
Some process manufacturers, attending one of our cyber security seminars, were convinced that their old systems were too old and too isolated from the Internet to get hacked.
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Post Operative Care for a DCS Transplant: Who supports the legacy equipment left in place?

Post Operative Care for a DCS Transplant: Who supports the legacy equipment left in place? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
If I upgrade to a different vendor’s DCS without replacing everything (i.e. keeping field wiring, cabinets, terminations, etc., ) who supports the original infrastructure?
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What’s stopping you from upgrading your DCS?

What’s stopping you from upgrading your DCS? | DCS Migration | Scoop.it
During the recent “MY DCS Upgrade webinar series, we asked the attendees what was keeping them from migrating their DCSs: the two main obstacles mentioned were: 1. Risk of downtime, and 2. Budget justification to management.
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Safety, optimization, and energy management research on control, instrumentation and automation systems for electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers | Control Engineering

Safety, optimization, and energy management research on control, instrumentation and automation systems for electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers | Control Engineering | DCS Migration | Scoop.it

I/O replacements can be among the most challenging (and perhaps feared) of upgrades, and, if necessary, may be accomplished by replacing I/O modules, leaving wiring intact...

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Risk mitigation on DCS upgrade projects

From what I’ve seen migration projects are often very high risk. What type of risk mitigation advice can you offer?
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