December 2003


HP Integration Strategies: Smart operators utilize intelligent P&IDs

Increasingly, intelligent piping andinstrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are entering the plantoperations arena. Improvements to the bottom line are drivinggrowing interest in what had previously been con..

Novak, R., ARC Advisory Group

Increasingly, intelligent piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are entering the plant operations arena. Improvements to the bottom line are driving growing interest in what had previously been considered to be merely a hard copy product of the engineering workflow process. P&IDs’ evolution to a software product.P&IDs have long been an integral part of engineering and design and owner/ operator work processes. For decades, P&IDs were hard copy drawings and later CAD products. Latest-generation intelligent P&IDs are not CAD, but instead are software applications that incorporate commercial databases. Their data centricity allows ease of integration to other ap

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