VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4. DECEMBER, 2018

FEATURED ARTICLE

The Challenge of Maintaining Legacy Systems

  For many manufacturers, the struggle is real when it comes to maintaining aging automation platforms. In fact, according to ARC Advisory Group, there are $65B worth of installed distributed control systems (DCSs) nearing end of life with many of those systems more than 25 years old...

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Jim Ford

Jim Ford

Jim Ford is a senior consultant with forty years of industry experience – thirty-four of those in the field of control system engineering and advanced process control (APC) applied to the refining, chemical, pulp and paper, and petrochemical industries. He has extensive experience as an Application Engineer and Project Manager on major DCS & APC design and implementation projects and has been responsible for many detailed control system modernization studies, leading to successful projects with both domestic and international clients. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Tulane University, and an MBA from Syracuse University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana.

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