Autopro Blog

  • How Much Should Be Spent on a Control System?

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    We sat down with Brent Senio, Engineering and Technology Manager, for a deep dive into some of the rationale behind on-going investments and the control system.
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  • Establishing Return on Investment for Control System Upgrades

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    How can ROI be established for control system upgrades? There are two sides to the equation when determining ROI; the potential risks attached to legacy systems, and the benefits that can be gained with modern systems.
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  • Control Systems 101 Q&A

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    Our recent webinar, Control Systems 101 resulted in some excellent questions being asked by participants. Here are a few that we thought would be especially informative for many of you.
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  • Canadian Electrical Code – IEC 61508 and 61511 to be Removed from Appendix A

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    If you have been following the recent controversy surrounding the inclusion of IEC 61508 and 61511 in the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code , you’ll be pleased to know that I have received an email from CSA stating that both the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards are going to be moved OUT of the normative Appendix A of the 2018 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code!
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  • What You Need to Know When Considering a Control Systems Retrofit Project

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    In this blog, we will discuss control system retrofits, and some of factors that companies should be ready to address when considering such projects.
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  • Four Key Reasons to Consider an Industrial Facility Modernization [video]

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    In this video, Gerald Friesen, Operations and Senior Project Manager, discusses the four key reasons why companies should consider industrial facility modernizations.
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  • Autopro School of Technology - Panel Discussion Summary

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    The panel discussion at our recent Autopro School of Technology in Calgary yielded some very insightful questions from the audience. This is a summary of the questions, and the answers provided by the panel members.
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  • PLC vs DCS Q&A

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    Our recent webinar, PLC vs DCS - How to Choose the Right Control System for your Facility, resulted in some excellent questions being asked by participants. Here are a few that we thought would be especially informative for many of you.
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  • Control System Modernization Q&A

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    Our recent webinar, Control System Modernizations, resulted in some excellent questions being asked by participants. Here are a few that we thought would be especially informative for many of you. Question In a brownfield where HMIs are highly customized, migrating these HMIs are typically a huge challenge. It is also difficult to justify the high number of man hours needed to allocate for these migrations. What is a good method to do such an estimate so it makes sense form a project management perspective?
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