December 2002

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HP Integration Strategies: Strategic use of engineering and design information

Many process industry companies struggle with the "as-built" data that is handed over at the end of a construction project. But what do you do with it so that it will provide value thro..

Novak, R., ARC Advisory Group

Many process industry companies struggle with the "as-built" data that is handed over at the end of a construction project. But what do you do with it so that it will provide value throughout the life cycle of the assets it defines? New software tools can create and manage such databases from design creation through the entire plant life cycle. Using such tools during design and engineering certainly will make EPC firms more efficient, but their impact on manufacturers goes well beyond the management of the assets themselves. Creating a single engineering and design database for all information is a key element in

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