Process control system migration: Getting help from system integrators
Date: TBD

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Distributed control systems (DCSs) and process control systems (PCSs) reach the end of useful life. Operating systems are no longer supported, creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities. DCS vendors may end hardware support or require software updates old hardware cannot support. High cost of breakdowns and spare parts may contribute to the need for replacement. As experts retire, system integrators increasingly can provide migration support and advice from specification through startup and operation.

Learning objectives:

  • Create process control system replacement timelines, document existing hardware, connections, and networks and identify what hardware and software and networks will be replaced when.
  • Identify personnel, budgetary, and project management requirements.
  • Specify new devices, systems, software and networks.
  • Design, simulate, test, train, migrate, operate.

Speakers: System integrator exports to be determined. (Agenda and learning objectives may change with speaker collaboration and research results.)

Moderator: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager

[Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]