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Control Upgrades for Critical Utility Services

February 15, 2018

By Seth Kinderman of MIT and Dave Howell of POWER Engineers (formerly Sega Inc.)

MIT worked with Sega Inc. to upgrade its central utility plant DCS controls without ever going offline. Drivers included:

1) Needed upgrade for antiquated system.
2) Inability to find spare parts for maintenance and replacement efforts.
3) Difficulties around maintenance.
4) Lack of experience technical support for older system.

This presentation lays out what the MIT’s system looked like before the project, how it changed, and discusses learnings from the effort.

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