Pre-engineered solutions drive down advanced control costs
Process control can improve quality and operating efficiency
Most companies today have honed their process control staff
down to the minimum required to maintain a control system that
can safely operate the process units. This leaves little time
for the internal development of strategic applications that can
improve process and safety performance. While some refineries
and major petrochemical sites are able to
justify dedicated teams of engineers to take care of advanced
process control (APC) systems, many processing sites are still
dependent on outside help for implementation, revamps and
ongoing maintenance of APC systems. As a result, traditional
APC initiatives have been stalled by the organizations
lack of capacity to identify, fund, staff and maintain advanced
automation investments, even though the cost can almost always
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