Whether they are brownfield or greenfield, major automation projects present a challenge to the owner-operators. While automation is clearly an essential ingredient to a successful operation, it is often overshadowed by other factors in the total project such as construction, equipment procurement, and overall plant design and engineering.
While a plethora of technologies are now available to make the new or newly upgraded plant operate to meet business objectives, combining these technologies, often from multiple suppliers, is a complex task. This task must be executed flawlessly.
Process and discrete automation users that have major automation decisions in the next 5 years should attend this session. It includes speakers with real-world experience in complex automation projects. Together with their main automation contractor they will describe the journey and provide lessons learned along the way to completion and startup.