Latest DCS systems offer extended features, which provide optimization opportunities. DCS upgrades are commonly performed due to obsolescence of the current control systems (DCS or other). Typical DCS upgrade projects are performed on the basis of iso-functionality. However, it is hardly ever efficient operating in such a way. Indeed, control systems designs in previous generation control systems were built given the performance available at the time. Workarounds, approximations, using high cycle times were therefore built-in. Implementing with a 1 to 1 approach for a DCS Upgrade is therefore commonly not the most adequate approach to a most successful implementation. CPC Engineering prefers a much different approach, by going back to the initial functional design intent, mastering the process controls requirement, adapting it to the new DCS systems, and therefore implementing a re-engineered and up to date best practices in the new DCS control systems.
Furthermore, typically, CPC Engineering proposes as optional integrating a process control optimization scope for DCS upgrades projects.
Over the years, CPC Engineering has developed DCS Upgrade applications, with the following features:
CPC Engineering has specialized in ABB DCS Upgrades, and may support any given DCS upgrades.
The scope provided by CPC Engineering offers shorter ROI, as well as guaranteeing enhanced plant stability and efficiency at start-up.