May 2008

Plant Management

Quantifying the benefits of virtual plant modeling

As with any new and significant development, plant managers may eventually wonder how they were able to effectively perform their work before this technology existed

Ayral, T., Lanza, C., INOVx Solutions

T. AYRAL, D. REINHART and C. LANZA, INOVx Solutions, Irvine, California      Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Imagine being able to walk through your existing plant/facility in virtual reality without ever actually leaving your desk. You can "walk" around a piece of equipment or "turn it in your hands" for a different view. When you "touch" a pipe or other piece of equipment, everything* that is known about that piece of equipment appears on the screen. You can see the current conditions such as temperature and pressure, or create a work order on the fly. Of course, linear measurements

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