Planning your DCS migration

Control Engineering process industries editor Peter Welander interviewed Marjorie Ochsner, senior product manager and migration specialist for Honeywell Process Solutions, to help clarify how to know when it’s time to move to a new DCS and how to make the process as painless as possible. In the podcast, Ochsner considers several aspects of the migration issue: To listen to the podcast, go...
By Control Engineering Staff October 1, 2008

Control Engineering process industries editor Peter Welander interviewed Marjorie Ochsner, senior product manager and migration specialist for Honeywell Process Solutions, to help clarify how to know when it’s time to move to a new DCS and how to make the process as painless as possible.

In the podcast, Ochsner considers several aspects of the migration issue:

  • Signs that it’s time to change;

  • How far a change should extend;

  • Defining business goals;

  • Where to start;

  • Applying operator insight;

  • How much of a legacy system, both hardware and intellectual property, can be retained; and

  • The best planning steps to ensure a low-risk change.

To listen to the podcast, go to www.controleng.com , click on podcast tab, then “view all podcasts,” and select the “Evaluating and planning DCS migration” podcast.