| Ben DuBose
Included here are recaps of three of the Tuesday morning technical sessions at the Annual Meeting.
This article first appeared in one of Hydrocarbon Processing's show daily newspapers at the AFPM Annual Meeting in San Diego from March 11-13. To read a free PDF of this story from online editor Ben DuBose, click here.
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Engineers and designers are highly skilled individuals. Forcing them to enter design changes using tables, forms and spreadsheets is unproductive and uneconomical, and it increases the likelihood of human error—this is the way that most instrumentation software systems currently work. For too long, software vendors have denied engineers and designers the simple practicality of a graphical visual engineering interface with “drag and drop” capability and inbuilt intelligence, ensuring changes are automatically replicated into all the associated data and databases.
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