December 2003


HPIn Europe: The intelligent refinery – or is it?

A new slant appears to be emergingregarding the subject of computerization and information technology(IT) within refineries – the so-called “smart” refinery.Discussions at a recent Euro..

Pitt, R., European Refining & Marketing

A new slant appears to be emerging regarding the subject of computerization and information technology (IT) within refineries – the so-called “smart” refinery. Discussions at a recent European refining conference focused on the move toward the creation of refinery systems that can give total plant control. This control is based on real-time information, rather than the (fast disappearing) operator in an overall with a little black book walking round taking readings that are then fed into an isolated computer for processing. Certainly there are tremendous benefits to be obtained from “supply chain management,” although it appears that the downstream oi

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