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How to approach a DCS migration from a legacy system

Across the process industries, thousands of distributed control systems (DCS) are reaching the end of their serviceable lives. Downtime due to escalating equipment failure, difficulties in sourcing obsolescent replacement parts, as well as the desire to achieve improved process performance, safety and cybersecurity afforded by today’s latest technologies has many operators asking themselves: What are my options going forward, and how can I manage risks to continued operations?