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HPIn LNG: Consider automation strategies for LNG facilities

The LNG marketplace is complex and is becoming quite competitive. Accordingly, process control/automation systems should not be viewed as a commodity product—used to strictly minimize operation c..

Mokhatab, S., Consultant

The LNG marketplace is complex and is becoming quite competitive. Accordingly, process control/automation systems should not be viewed as a commodity product—used to strictly minimize operation costs. Using this approach leaves the facility vulnerable to numerous adverse impacts. Best-in-class automation systems are composed from various components. From field sensors to boardroom information, choices for process controls and automation impact the total effectiveness and profitability of an LNG operation. A well-designed, maintained and leveraged control system will reduce startup time, maintain maximum profits, avoid forced shutdowns, contain operating and maintenance costs, assist i

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