Hill, D.

ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Automation Strategies: Drive maximum asset capability with operational technologies

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

Owner-operators across the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) strive to gain maximum business value from their process plant assets. Here, automation assets and other operational technology (OT) typically play a major role.

HP Automation Strategies: The automation challenge requires new approaches

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

It might be human nature to feel that the professional challenges that we face every day are unique. However, while business and production objectives may vary greatly from company to company and from..

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

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 ..

HP Integration Strategies: Making the case for control systems migration

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

As the control-system end users gathered at ARC Advisory Group’s recent World Industry Forum in Orlando, Flordia, for a workshop focusing on control-system migration, it became apparent that agin..

Process control in the HPI: A not-so-sentimental journey

Hill, D., Woll, D., Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

As long as there have been hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities to process crude oil and intermediates, there have been instruments in place to assist plant operators in measuring, recordi..

HP Integration Strategies: Korean ethylene plant reaps benefits from APC

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

LG Chem is Korea’s first and largest vertically integrated chemical company. Founded in 1947, the company has emerged as one of the world’s top 30 chemical makers. LG Chem produces a variety..

HP Integration Strategies: MPC vs. ARC—Not an ‘either/or’ decision

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

Overview.In the 35 years since they introduced distributed control systems (DCSs), automation system suppliers have provided the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and other customers with far more..

HP Integration Strategies: Creating a sustainability culture in HPI plants

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

Most companies are looking to contain costs and preserve cash. At the same time, manufacturers are being pressured to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most process manufacturers..

HP Integration Strategies: Does your automation strategy have an impact on your operational objectives?

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

Modern plants cannot run without automation. That is a fact. However, running and running to peak performance are very different things. It is surprising that many companies still do not appreciate or..

HP Integration Strategies: Leveraging portals for team productivity

Hill, D., ARC Advisory Group

Portals are readily available for organizations to take advantage of their ease-of-use and inherent collaboration potential. In many ways, the technology is "right for the times." Portals make use of..

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