April 2022

Digital Technology

High risk, high stakes: Why digitalization is critical for hydrocarbon processing

Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation.

Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation. Safety is paramount, and even minor deviations in asset performance can lead to explosions, leaks, fires and environmental contamination. Highly specialized, large and expensive pieces of equipment are often single points of failure. In addition, distributed workforces have further compounded previous operational visibility hurdles. Now, teams must advance digital transformation efforts to enable real-time monitoring, improve collaboration among teams and deploy predictive tools in hydrocarbon processing plants. Data accessibility and analysis tools are essential to an organization’s ability to stay competitive, meet current chall

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