November 2022

Special Focus: Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation

Shift focus to more open control technology

Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles.

Chow, M., Crews, A., Emerson Automation Solutions

Plant control system modernizations that are necessary to meet today’s goals and strategies often come with organizational hurdles. Modernization projects must be carefully planned, and traditional modernizations can be costly and time consuming. In many cases, hydrocarbon processors are operating with automation technologies that are often 20 yr–40 yr old and built on an input/output (I/O) infrastructure of tens of thousands of hard-wired elements. Legacy equipment (including old wiring, terminations and infrastructure) presents hydrocarbon processors with a conundrum. Some plants do not mind maintaining their old architecture, but keeping that old hardware makes it difficult, if not impos

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