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DCS Migration Tool

Featured: DCS migration tool (IST-203)

When an old DCS has grown obsolete it needs to be replaced for a new DCS. Some plants require a DCS migration during online process conditions, due to a continuous production process. This requires...

DCS + Cybersecurity

The last couple of years a growing need for cybersecurity of control networks has occurred. Cyber-security for industrial control systems, such as DCSs, need to be taken very seriously. As these systems used to...
DCS Migration checklist

DCS migration checklist

A hot cutover method makes it possible to migrate your DCS during online process conditions. This  reduces your migration costs, which is an important goal when planning a DCS migration. Although there are several...
ROI of DCS Migration

Justification of a DCS Migration: What’s the ROI?

For many process plants it is inevitable to recognize the need of migrating an old distributed control system (DCS) to a new control system. The decision-making for the migration process is dependent of many...
Hot Cutover Methodology (DCS Migration)

Hot cutover methodology

There are several methods to migrate a distributed control system (DCS migration approach). Many process plants require a method to migrate a DCS during online process conditions. A shutdown is simply not possible for...
DCS Opportunities

5 Financial justifications of DCS upgrades

New generations of control systems have brought us many new opportunities and capabilities compared to the previous generations. Nevertheless, it is still a big step, both financial and operational, to replace, upgrade or migrate...
DCS Migraton at Emerald Kalama Chemical

DCS Migration case study: Emerald Kalama Chemical (Part 2)

(This article is a continuation of DCS Migration case study: Emerald Kalama Chemical Part 1) DCS Migration (Hot Cutover) with IST-203 After a good preparation, the identification of the opportunities and many difficult choices later, the migration...
DCS Migraton at Emerald Kalama Chemical

DCS Migration case study: Emerald Kalama Chemical (Part 1)

We all know that a DCS migration can have a big impact on the daily operation of a process plant. Months or years of preparation is needed to complete a successful migration from an obsolete DCS to...
DCS Migration Market Needs

DCS migration market needs; a short overview

A distribution control system migration, also known as DCS, is a radical process to a process plant. Plant managers are therefore looking for a well-planned approach to perform the DCS migration without any flaws,...
DCS Migration Approach

DCS migration approach

Once you realize that after a prolonged relationship with your current DCS, it is time to say goodbye to the obsolete DCS and welcome a new DCS, there are many things to consider. For...
DCS Growing Market Forecast

Market of Distributed Control Systems worth of $19.82 Billion by 2020

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest DCS market and is expected to have the highest growth during the coming 10 years. This is one of the estimations that is reported in the a new...