January 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Worldwide DCS market to grow 6% through 2009

The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) market, primarily buoyed by growth in developing countries such as China and India and a slowdown in hardware price declines, has experienced healthy growth betwe..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) market, primarily buoyed by growth in developing countries such as China and India and a slowdown in hardware price declines, has experienced healthy growth between 2003 and 2004. This growth is expected to continue through at least 2006-2007, resulting in overall market growth of 6% between 2004 and 2009, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study (www.arcweb.com). Along with growth in China and India, significant restructuring efforts will need to be made in the North American oil and gas and refining infrastructure in the wake of an unprecedented hurricane season, as well as a return to stronger, albeit moderate growth, in the previously depresse

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