January 2000

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HP Insight: A new era for the HPI

Will the new millennium push the HPI into a new era? For many years, we have discussed how the HPI would become a global industry. Interestingly enough, it has evolved into a globalized industry. So, ..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Will the new millennium push the HPI into a new era? For many years, we have discussed how the HPI would become a global industry. Interestingly enough, it has evolved into a globalized industry. So, how did it happen? Much of the metamorphosis is directly attributed to technological breakthroughs, especially in information technologies. Developments in PCs, communication systems, information-management technologies and software removed barriers to collecting, utilizing and transfer of real-time data. What does this mean? Essentially, we can measure with accuracy reactor/ unit conditions and product parameters. We can then take this data and manage/ manipulate operations so that HPI

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