June 2013

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HP Integration Strategies: Making the case for control systems migration

As the control-system end users gathered at ARC Advisory Group’s recent World Industry Forum in Orlando, Flordia, for a workshop focusing on control-system migration, it became apparent that agin..

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

As the control-system end users gathered at ARC Advisory Group’s recent World Industry Forum in Orlando, Flordia, for a workshop focusing on control-system migration, it became apparent that aging control systems, many of which have been in place for over 20 years, presented a daunting issue for companies in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). Organizations struggle to determine exactly when their efforts to keep legacy systems operating are no longer viable and when it is finally time to replace older assets with the latest technologies. Out of date and no support Many large global HPI companies have delayed replacing their out-of-date control systems for so long that the nu

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