Identifying and updating equipment with out-of-date controls and automation can help ensure plant operations run uninterrupted.

According to U.S. Water, any pretreatment ancillary equipment prior to 2013 should be reviewed for discontinued equipment and obsolete programming, controls and automation. The organization recommends “Assess, Develop a Plan and Implement” when evaluating control systems. This process allows you to survey your current control and automation platform and learn about the technology options available in today’s market. You can then work with your business partners to develop and implement your plan.

Understanding your facility’s risk and developing a proactive replacement plan prior to equipment failure will result in lower operating costs and efficient production through data collection and analysis.

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