PLC vs DCS - How to Choose the Right Control System for your Facility

PLC and DCS control systems have traditionally been very different in their capabilities, functionality, and investment requirements, but in recent years the line has started to blur, making it more difficult to decide which type of control system is the right fit. Each type of system has its pros and cons, and numerous factors must be considered and weighted during the decision making process.

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During this webinar you will learn:

  • Similarities and differences between DCS and PLC control systems
  • Pros and cons of each control system
  • Factors to consider when choosing between PLC and DCS

Presenter - Ron Yee

Ron is a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Specialist with Autopro, and has more than 36 years of experience in the chemical and oil and gas industries. His expertise spans all project phases, including design, commissioning, startup, and site support, and he has acted as both a project manager and lead engineer on numerous large control system upgrade and migration projects.

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