Control System Migration

Reduce Costs and Risk by Following These Control System Migration Best Practices

By Nigel James

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Control system migration projects go better with best practices. This is not a place you want to be flying by the seat of your pants. The following is a guideline for consistent and accurate planning and execution of control system migration projects. Adopting these practices will reduce project costs, shorten the project schedule, and reduce risk. These practices will also improve plant operation after the migration, particularly in the area of operator efficiency.

Selecting the New System
Once the decision is made that a new control system is needed, the next challenge is to determine the best one. The first rule of thumb is to not allow the selection process to become an emotional debate. Fortunately, there is a specific process that can reduce the subjectivity of the selection by prioritizing needed control system functions and features.

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