Increased project complexity in remote environments result in high capital project execution, increased risk and costly schedule and budget overruns. The Design one Build Many concept allows Oil Sands producers to standardize design to reduce capital costs and meet local regulatory requirements. Modularization from an automation system perspective can delay start up and create problems in operations, and for future scalability. The risks of ending up with disparate control systems, multiple databases and non-standardized plant instrumentation are extremely high, and difficult to manage. Additionally, in this environment, and without a common automation platform, the cost of late change can be punitive if major redesign or change in the control system is required.
Emerson’s DeltaV Electronic Marshalling delivers the flexibility to add I/O anywhere in the plant without affecting control room cabinets while dramatically reducing material and construction costs. DeltaV CHARMS technology dramatically reduces cost by eliminating marshalling, marshalling cabinets, cable, conduit, cable tray, and terminations. Customers can now accommodate late project changes without adding extra costs or impacting start-up schedule.