September 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Outlook upbeat for continued growth in DCS demand

Despite global economic uncertainty, the market for process manufacturing and automation remains strong. This is especially evident in the global distributed control systems (DCS) market, which grew b..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Despite global economic uncertainty, the market for process manufacturing and automation remains strong. This is especially evident in the global distributed control systems (DCS) market, which grew by almost 13% between 2006 and 2007. Continued growth in the global DCS market through 2012 is expected at a 10%/yr rate. So says research from ARC Advisory Group (www.arcweb.com). "This may seem like an overzealous growth projection to some, but the process automation market remains poised for long-term growth on several fronts that we believe will be sustainable for the next several years," according to Larry O'Brien, the principal author of the new outlook. Demanding more. Both end users a

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