April 2009

Asset Management

Transforming refining best practices with 3D virtual models

The technology, from laser scanning to management of change, is mature, functional, cost-effective and proven

Lanza, C., INOVx Solutions; Renner, K. M., Chevron Global Manufacturing

For every type of business, there are certain techniques, methods, processes or activities that are more effective than others. They deliver optimal outcomes with fewer problems and a minimum of unforeseen complications. This is the concept of "best practices;" it is simple and powerful. Best practices are based on efficient and repeatable procedures that have proven themselves over time for large numbers of people. Technologies that support these best practices have a history of steady evolution punctuated by discrete step changes. Computing technologies have resulted in a new level of efficiency and effectiveness within the refining and processing industries. For example, today we take e

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