In today's tough business environment, many plants view upgrading their process control systems as an important step toward improved competitiveness. After all, a control system can hugely impact performance over the entire lifecycle of a facility. Still, of course, the replacement system must offer a superior business-value proposition.
A well-planned and executed migration to a modern control system not only improves plant availability and reliability but also can provide a more flexible production platform. Many companies now are looking for increased flexibility so they can make the most of business opportunities.
A structured, organized approach to automation upgrades enhances the benefits of new technology, reduces risks and preserves valuable intellectual property.