Recommendations And Future Research

Currently, plants are struggling to reduce the operating cost while maintaining acceptable level of risk in operating the plant. In addition, national and international health, safety, and environment regulations are forcing plants to follow the standard practices of safety regulations and to conduct regular safety assessment practices. If such requirements are implemented manually they may require longer time and higher cost. The alternative solution is to use automated environment to manage plant lifecycle safety. However, and as stated in this book, it is essential to establish an integrated environment that allow information sharing and data consistency among the different systems and components within the plant enterprise engineering environment. For that it is recommended to implement the complete integrated solution of PEEE using standard and common technologies in the different layers of the information infrastructure. The complete realization of such environment requires prior study to the condition of each plant separately as well as the existing systems. Based on the results of such study, the realization of each component can be recommended.

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