January 18, 2024

Choosing the Right Control System for Your Facility

Industrial Control Systems, Legacy Systems, System Integration

When it’s time for an upgrade, a comprehensive understanding of your needs and the options is vital.

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Is your control system approaching its end-of-life product lifecycle?
Does your system rely on replacement parts that are increasingly harder to find?
Is it difficult to find personnel experienced with your control system?
It may be time to upgrade.

How do you choose the right system?

When you have identified that it’s time to upgrade your control system, you want to explore all the options that are available to you. It is especially important to find a control system that best fits your application. For example: if you need to upgrade a controller, you will avoid upgrading the entire control system.

Some manufacturers’ control system platforms offer a variety of upgrade and migration solutions and strategies. For some end users, there are migration strategies that may be a better solution than a complete upgrade. In other cases, a complete system upgrade may be the answer. Most of the time the best solution is somewhere in between. Understanding your unique needs and expectations is vital to choosing the proper system. This can be a challenging task if you don’t have the required information.

Some things to consider:

  • Lifecycle of Existing Assets
  • Pros/Cons of Technology Solution Options
    • Evaluated by an unbiased party with hands on experience
    • How will the technology solution better enable you to meet industry requirements and best practices such as safety and cybersecurity (ISA, NFPA, CISA)?
  • Feasibility and Impact of the Solution
    • Technology solution and strategy
    • Potential downtime and risk mitigation
  • Maintenance and Support
    • Effort required to maintain the system
    • Training of staff to maintain the system
    • Identify established partners to provide timely support
  • Total Cost of Ownership
    • Evaluated by an unbiased party with hands on experience

We’re here to help.

Champion understands the challenge of a new system meets your requirements, and how it will function or grow for your future needs. Our team specializes in leading clients through the process of choosing a control system that is right for their specific needs – and their budgets. As part of our process, we will work with your team to define your goals and expectations, conduct an assessment, and recommend the best, unbiased solution that aligns with your goals. Bring your control system from the past into the present, while you plan for the future.

Contact us today for an assessment to plan your systems roadmap.

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