December 2006

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Digitize your plant using laser scanning for easier access to information

Integration of facility documentation and laser models enables a single entry point for data

McGill, J., Quantapoint

Due to higher oil prices, many refineries are maximizing throughput to keep production levels as high as possible. This puts a strain on the plant operations, maintenance and engineering departments due to the additional wear and tear on equipment required to maintain near 100% (or higher) capacity utilization. To perform their jobs most effectively, personnel in these departments must have fast access to plant information such as as-built documentation, equipment data sheets, operating procedures, maintenance history, training materials, vendor manuals and best practices. Though plants may have some of this information, it is typically "scattered" across their computer networks or intrane

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