Automation & IT

Rockwell Automation Publishes DCS Migration White Papers

By Chemical Processing staff

Jun 18, 2013

Many process facilities have an outdated distributed control system (DCS) currently in place. As a DCS reaches the end of its useful life, migration to a new automation system is required. Three new white papers from Rockwell Automation, “Justification for Migration,” “DCS Migration Strategy and Implementation” and “Automation System Optimization” examine the different financial, strategic and optimization advantages associated with migration and address plant inquiries that usually accompany the topic. The three papers focus on different steps within the migration process and give detailed insights into migration.

“Justification for Migration” examines how to accurately analyze the total cost of ownership for continued operation on an outdated DCS and how to justify the benefits of replacing it. “DCS Migration Strategy and Implementation” shares strategies for upgrading an existing legacy DCS to a new automation system, and focuses on how to implement the chosen strategies while maximizing uptime, and minimizing cost and risk. “Automation System Optimization” examines the specific ways in which a new automation system can deliver improved performance over a typical legacy DCS.

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