Unplanned shutdowns are expensive and impact your profitability. Hence why most operations will invest significantly in planning and managing risk to provide confidence that the automation system is never the cause of one.
Your distributed control system (DCS) is the brain of your plant, and just like any other investment, it requires special attention - you can't simply turn it on and forget it. When your DCS has a problem, it can lead to production slowdowns, or worse, a shutdown. Effective planning and execution of necessary Lifecycle Services is essential to maintaining production levels and preventing loss of revenue. The right mix of maintenance activities will help you operate safely, consistently and economically, while improving your asset reliability and further preserving your investment.