July 2013

Special Report: Refinery of the Future

Use 3D visualization to improve refinery engineering and design

One of the most significant outcomes of rapidly increasing computing power has been in three-dimensional (3D) visualization; oil discovery makes extensive use of it, for example. To a professional r..

Bennett, S., AVEVA Solutions Ltd.

One of the most significant outcomes of rapidly increasing computing power has been in three-dimensional (3D) visualization; oil discovery makes extensive use of it, for example. To a professional responsible for the safe and efficient operation of an oil and gas facility, today’s immersive 3D computer games might seem like only a form of engaging relaxation. However, the world is changing. The visualization technologies pioneered for the games industry will play important roles in the lifecycles of tomorrow’s capital assets. Technology involving 3D visualization has long been essential to the work of the engineering designer, but lush visual rendering has historically bee

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