Book covers Control System Migrations |

Book covers Control System Migrations

Book covers Control System Migrations

October 10, 2013 - Daniel Roessler, the founder of DANR Consulting and a veteran of the control system industry with over twenty years of experience as an end user, system integrator, and process automation vendor, released his new book, Control System Migrations: A Practical Project Management Handbook, by Momentum Press. It is a clear and practical application guide to effectively managing control system migrations. The book methodically outlines how to successfully execute each project step from justification to vendor selection to cutover and closeout.

Reliable and effective control systems are a critical component of safe and profitable operations across process industries. And many of our industrial facilities today continue to operate using legacy control systems from that past four decades that are at or near the end of their lifecycles. Migration projects to modern control systems are complex, requiring detailed upfront planning, a methodical implementation strategy, and astute project management.

When asked what prompted him to write this book, Roessler responded, “There was a gap in the market for a thorough and practical resource to help guide process control engineers through migration projects, which are typically the most complex projects they face in their careers. I wanted to leverage the lessons I have learned from my involvement in these projects to help others mitigate common high risk areas and achieve successful control system migrations. ”

In addition to the technical aspects of projects, the book covers intangible factors for success such as teamwork, communication, and planning, within the unique context of migration projects. Real-world examples, personal anecdotes, and numerous checklists enhance the value for readers.

About the Author
Dan Roessler is a freelance author and the principal consultant for DANR Consulting, which provides a number of strategic services to small businesses focused on the software, engineering services, manufacturing, and process automation industries.

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