TEMPUS is recognized as a new paradigm for control system migrations

CIMA+ is proud to announce that its unique online migration system, TEMPUS, was the subject of an article published in Control, a magazine dedicated to promoting excellence in process automation.

Plants typically have to shut down, either completely or partly, to migrate from their old to a new control system. This process is both complex and risky. By using TEMPUS, CIMA+ is able to carry out the whole project from concept to completion, including construction, migration and commissioning, without a loss of production. “TEMPUS is a risk mitigation process that completely and safely eliminates downtime for migrations by revolutionizing how control systems are replaced” says David Findlay, P.Tech. (Eng.), automation lead and partner, at CIMA+.

TEMPUS is a control system migration solution that uses a CSA certified (North America NRTL compliance), temporary hardware installation. It facilitates all the wiring from one control system to another, without disrupting the signals. Once the new control system is operating the plant, the tool is removed, leaving a new and well-organized control system with no legacy equipment remaining.

The article is available on the Control Web site.

For more information on TEMPUS, please refer to CIMA+’s Web site at Cima.ca/tempus

About CIMA+

CIMA+ is a Canadian, multidisciplinary firm that specializes in consulting engineering, project management, urban planning, communications systems, and the environment, allowing for a full range of services in urban infrastructure, transportation, buildings, industry, energy and hydroelectricity, telecommunications and geomatics. Founded in 1990, CIMA+ was created through the merger of several well-established consulting engineering firms that had accumulated over 30 years of experience. Today, with 40 offices across Canada and Africa, CIMA+ employs nearly 1,800 people, over half of whom share ownership in the company. CIMA+ has reached the prestigious Best Employers in Canada’s Platinum Level, which is exclusively reserved for organizations that achieved the best results in the Aon Hewitt survey. For more information on CIMA+, please visit www.cima.ca.