Magnox Encapsulation Plant
By working with Servelec Controls our clients reduce their exposure to manageable obsolescence-based risks and extend the commercial viability of their assets through effective migration planning.
As Servelec Controls is vendor independent, our industry-focused and experienced engineers are ideally positioned to provide impartial advice and expert project management services for the replacement of obsolescent equipment. Over the last 40 years our engineers have installed most of the now obsolete control system equipment still being used today, such as the GEM80 PLC. Our obsolescence services ensure seamless upgrades to the latest market-leading technology and integration with existing infrastructure, while minimising implementation time and costs and reducing downtime.
Asset Integrity Management
Enhanced system safety and compliance through asset integrity management
Reducing downtime through seamless integration with existing infrastructure
Reduced cost through minimised downtime and vendor independent solutions
Extended Asset Life
Extended asset life, reliability and commercial viability
Reduced exposure to obsolescence based risks through effective migration planning
Ongoing support including proactive and preventative maintenance
Servelec Controls has vast experience working with legacy systems and using migration technology to mitigate risk and provide long-term upgradeable solutions. Servelec Controls takes a thorough and systematic approach in helping our clients tackle the challenges of obsolescence management, the first objective being to clearly define scope and goals beyond simply replacing obsolete equipment. Servelec Controls’ strategic approach to obsolescence management projects includes:
All types of industrial control systems have an operational life – as they age their likelihood for failure increases and they become more dependent on spares and maintenance provided by the manufacturer. At some point, the manufacturers of hardware and software will discontinue their maintenance and support of obsolete equipment and normally provide an upgrade path to a newer model or version. The increasing failure rate of ageing components and the diminishing availability of spares and support present significant challenges for operators in national infrastructure markets. Also, the upgrade path provided by manufacturers is not always suitable for users of the legacy equipment or system and they require a different solution.
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