September 2011

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HP Integration Strategies: Standards needed for laboratory system integration

Organizations in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and elsewhere frequently underestimate the value of the analytical laboratory to the enterprise. The perception is that the lab is a cost cen..

Hollywood, Paula, ARC Advisory Group

Organizations in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and elsewhere frequently underestimate the value of the analytical laboratory to the enterprise. The perception is that the lab is a cost center that contributes little to product value. Production supervisors may view the QA/QC lab as a bottleneck as they await testing results before releasing product. This lack of visibility and understanding generally leaves the lab at the back of the line when budgets are allocated. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Seamless flow of information. The single-supplier laboratory is a rarity. The typical analytical lab is an assortment of analyzers and instruments from a host of

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