1-5483 Estimating Tools Save $600K


Due to the size, age, non-standard programming and inconsistent wiring practices of the RS3, Provox and PLC control systems, the end user and LBP were challenged to quantify areas of risk for migration capital budget planning. Through the innovative usage of common tools, the system database was grouped into S88 areas, physical I/O and controller layout mapped, cross-controller communication risks identified, assessed and quantified. This resulted in the capital budget request being reduced by $100K with a scope increase of $500K and estimate allowance reduced from 20% to 10%.


Midhu Varghese