Large-scale process automation projects have unique requirements and complexities that automation specialists should consider to mitigate issues and provide a path for success
It may take more effort to build a long-term relationship, but it pays off in the long run as the customer views the integrator as a trusted advisor and part of the team.
A sound process and a main automation contractor can relieve stress for an integrator. Reduce risk and maximize plant productivity of large system integration projects in three ways.
Insurance can make many of a system integrator’s problems someone else’s problems. Insurance obligations are part of most system integration project contracts. Engineering projects often need multiple types of insurance to have appropriate coverage.
Many different sensors are available to manufacturers and knowledge about the application type and basic operation conditioning requirements can create a more informed and accurate choice.
Case studies in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and water-wastewater applications offer advice in control system integration, automation upgrades, and project management.
Think Again: Minimize risk and maximize rewards of control system integration projects with this advice.
Control Engineering career and salary survey advice is offered by those taking the 2018 survey and education and workplace strategies were the biggest topics, followed by engineering tips.
Project management, system development lifecycle, services, as well as information systems and cybersecurity are among 10 best practices for system integration in a new guide for system integrators and those doing control system integration projects.
The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.