Perspectives: Automation Strategies

A Strategic Approach for Upgrading Process Control Systems

Part 1: Determining when to migrate to a new system and developing a process for the upgrade projects.

By By Larry O’Brien and Dick Hill, ARC Advisory Group
Nov 17, 2015

Upgrading control systems could be the biggest single issue many process and batch automation system end-users face today. ARC Advisory Group estimates that the combined value of the installed base of automation systems now reaching the end of their useful lives is approximately $65 billion. This represents a big opportunity for end-users in the chemical process industries and their automation suppliers alike.

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