DCS migration

The first generation of Distributed Control Systems (DCS systems) date from the 1970s, and were often replaced in the 1980s and 1990s. Due to technological innovation, this technology is now again in need of replacement or migration.  This is related to limited availability of replacement parts, aging of electronics, and limited knowledge about these outdated systems.

The evolution of technology means this technology is now in need of replacement or migration because of the limited availability of replacement parts, aging of electronics, and limited knowledge about these outdated systems. DCS migration is often carried out during a production stop, so time is limited and the migration has to be prepared thoroughly. You might also want to switch suppliers at the time of migration. How do you make sure migration runs smoothly without any unpleasant surprises and associated unforeseen costs?

IAP takes this burden off your shoulders with a thorough process of engineering (including reverse engineering), test procedures, and training and supervision of your operators. As our consultants are experts in new and existing technologies, possible problems are identified in advance and risk-limitation measures can be implemented. Moreover, we can design the new system in such a way that the migration will cause minimal change for operators. Migration to a state-of-the-art platform obviously offers opportunities to optimize process management and promote data integration.

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