June 2015

Special Report: Process/Plant Optimization

Consider using a main automation contractor for your next capital project

Based on the experience of execution, design, engineering and construction of an LNG complex in Asia, the author outlines key considerations that contribute to project success.

The competitive and constantly changing technical and business environment has created complex demands placed on process automation systems. Owner-operators are demanding optimum solutions, which let them manage their worldwide plant operations in real time, while keeping capital and life-cycle costs to a minimum. Combining this directive, along with the challenges of global project execution and plant locations in remote areas, it becomes a daunting task for engineering contractors. In addition, the aging technical workforces and the lack of skilled engineers in digital process automation have created an environment in which process-plant automation projects will be executed in a differen

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