Automation's Impact

The following figure came courtesy of Larry O’Brien at Automation Research Corporation and demonstrates how an investment in automation and control systems during the capital phase of a project can have a disproportionate impact (at least 5 times greater) on the profitability of a facility during its operating life.

CapEx Wireless Savings Proven in Hydrotreater Study

Economic and Technical Considerations for Deployment of Wireless in Capital Projects