October 2021 Technical Seminar

PLC-Based Control Systems Upgrades

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm Technical Presentation

Online Seminar (Zoom Platform)
Registration required to receive join link

Presented by:

Technical Topic:

Exploring Critical Paths to Enhance Reliability, Productivity & Safety

Seminar Description:
PLC-based control systems offer flexibility and a non-proprietary hardware/software platform for a variety of applications, from simple discrete logic control to demanding complex real-time control of rotating machinery. Many sites today have old, outdated control systems, ranging from older electro-mechanical and relay-based control systems to PLC-based systems that are now obsolete. Worse yet, the lack of control system standardization creates many issues with respect to version control, firmware updates, maintainability, and other problems.

This presentation explores the migration path of PLC-based control system upgrades, modern day options, advantages of system standardization, applications, and design cycles utilizing today’s PLC-based control systems.

In this technical seminar you will learn:

  • Considerations when upgrading a control system
  • Available options when choosing a new hardware platform
  • SIL rating and Risk Assessments
  • The benefits of standardization
  • An overview of the design process for PLC-based control system upgrades
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