November 2007

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HP Integration Strategies: Field device life cycle information improves plant design, operation and maintenance

The transparency of accessible information from anywhere at any time will be key to future hydrocarbon processing productivity. However, before we can enjoy these benefits, we need to go back to wher..

Chin, W., ARC Advisory Group

The transparency of accessible information from anywhere at any time will be key to future hydrocarbon processing productivity. However, before we can enjoy these benefits, we need to go back to where field devices come from (built, designed and enhanced) and determine how they performed in real-life applications. Suppliers must provide solutions that capture the birth and subsequent changes to the field device throughout its life to its current status. Using this information in conjunction with plant asset management (PAM) solutions can help improve plant design, operation and maintenance. Analysis. If we could capture all the experiences, including the good and bad regarding the appli

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