Software, Automation & Control :: Information technology :: Enterprise Resource Planning
September 15, 2008
The Path to the Perfect Plant
In order to reach the next level of improvement, the CPI must truly integrate their business and process control systems. More than just point-to-point IT and process control convergence is required
Stéphane Lauzon, SAP
Process engineers understand how to harness the power of closed-loop multi-variable control in their plants. The evolution of digital control in the chemical process industries (CPI) has provided that power. Yet digital control represents just one facet of optimization and improvement within operations. With increased digitization, the universes of process control and information technology (IT) are colliding. In most plants, the different systems and applications that have been deployed around process control systems largely remain isolated in their silos and from business processes.
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