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 be justified.
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