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20.01.2017

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The Digital Plant Takes the Next Level: Less Paperpushing, More Engineering

Powerful, intuitively operated documentation tool proves its usefulness in practice — Documenting the actual as-built status of a large process plant is a Herculean task. It is not unusual for the change to the plant itself to take less time than the subsequent changes in the doc...

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11.11.2016

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How to Make the Optimal Use of Scheduled Plant Downtime

A regular large-scale inspection of a refinery took place at Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein (MiRO) in Karlsruhe, in the spring of 2015. All 41 process plants in No. 1 Works as well as three plants in No. 2 Works were at a standstill for four–six weeks. During this time much more ...

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21.09.2016

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Untie the Gordion Knot: Plant Documentation vs. Plant Reality

Processing plants usually operate for decades and therefore it becomes important and essential to modernize its systems. Carrying out the necessary activities during ongoing plant operations becomes difficult when the process control systems become old and thus should be modernis...

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27.06.2016

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As Much (or as Little) as You Really Need– Why CAE Can Do More

There is a demand for modern I&C-CAE systems with standardized interfaces to remove the communication barriers in the heterogeneous system landscape. Meanwhile, however, they can do even more — thanks to their modular design they now go beyond their original function and also...

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25.08.2014

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Heterogeneous Systems: Need of the Hour in Process Industry

Today, the term ‘integrated engineering’ has become commonplace when it comes to plant engineering in the process industry. At first, the statement that ‘integrated engineering does not match up with reality’ may seem intriguing! Nevertheless, a closer look at the realities of pl...

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10.03.2014

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Efficient Digital Process Documentation for an Indian Oil Company

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) wanted to be able to store and document and access all its technical data and drawings using a documentation node. Here is an overview of the initial scenario, the solution and results obtained by the Group that allowed for efficient access to al...

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