April 2014

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HP Automation Strategies: A new era emerging for incident prediction and avoidance solutions

“Inevitably, what you don’t know will ruin your day.” This often-voiced piece of wisdom is particularly true in the hydrocarbon processing industries, where operations staffs are being ..

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

“Inevitably, what you don’t know will ruin your day.” This often-voiced piece of wisdom is particularly true in the hydrocarbon processing industries, where operations staffs are being asked to do more with less, while new technologies are burying them with data and institutional process knowledge is flying out the door. In today’s increasingly complex and fast-paced industrial environments, simple incidents can rapidly escalate into major accidents, as more people have to be able to make the right decisions at the right times. This requires a “production time” perspective, enabled by predictive analytics. While the concept is not new, the appropriate tools a

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