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    Dow Corning

    Operational efficiency with EcoStruxure™ Plant

    The Carrollton, Kentucky site is one of the largest silicone materials production facilities in the world. By looking ahead and proactively upgrading to new technology, the team improved their operational efficiency, reliability, safety, and profitability using EcoStruxure™ Foxboro DCS technology and modernization services.

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The Challenge

• Upgrade legacy system to control potential operational safety and reliability risks.

• Execute the project at low cost, low risk with reduced time to production.

• Provide seamless transition to new technology for operations team.

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The Solution

Improving operational safety, reliability and profitability with EcoStruxure™ Plant
   Apps, Analytics & Services : Modernization services
   Edge Control: EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS
 

• Proactively mitigate risk by upgrading their legacy control and I/O modules to new technology.

• A plug-and-play approach that brings early production at lower cost:

• Retain existing infrastructure, field wiring, and most of their software
• New 1X8 upgrade cabinets configured to match up with existing installation

The Results

• Reduced project risk and cost due to preservation of infrastructure

• Project executed 50% faster than planned

• Reduced CAPEX by 50%

• Added 2 extra days of production leading to a faster time to profit

Key Facts

Carrollton, Kentucky is one of Dow Corning’s manufacturing sites used for the production of siloxanes (basic silicone materials) which are used extensively by industries such as electronics, personal care, construction and energy.

The Carrollton, Kentucky site is one of the largest silicone materials production facilities in the world.

The site produces silicone fluids, blends, emulsions and intermediate materials.

The materials produced at the Carrollton site are used in many of Dow Corning’s 7,000 products.

Discover our offer

 

EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS 

The only DCS that provides measurable operational profitability improvements and a future-proof architecture, enabling 100% ROI in less than one year.
 

DCS Migration and Upgrade 

Upgrading your control system is easier than you think.

Turn industrial automation into the Profit Engine of your business with EcoStruxure™ Plant

Benefits

• The 2 extra days of production led to more revenue.

• EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS improves the profitability, safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations

• As a result, Dow Corning can realize cost-savings and greater throughput, positioning themselves to drive measurable operational profitability improvements, safely.
 

Profitable Reliability 

Architects and project manager in a video conference meeting with engineer.

Modernize to improve profitability 

Workers operating environmental testing equipment with digital tablet in electronics factory

Profitable Efficiency 

 

Profitable Safety 

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