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October 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Data flow error causes £117 million loss

TUI Travel is the world’s leading leisure travel company. It owns over 200 brands and has 30, 000,000 customers around the globe.



Based in the UK it was formed in 2007 by the merger…

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Added by Fergus Cloughley on October 25, 2010 at 17:32 — No Comments

From P&ID to B&IT

An architect’s blueprints show how a building is constructed. In a similar way, Piping and Instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are schematic diagrams showing how a process plant is put together.



P&IDs are usually print-outs from a computer model. The model might be of a simple process plant. Or it might be of a large petrochemical complex. The computer model lets the industry see clearly how individual assets interact – things like pipes, valves, pumps, meters and sensors.… Continue

Added by Paul Wallis on October 14, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

"Fibre tapping" and flows of data

During late 2005 Russia’s state-owned gas company, Gazprom, threatened the Ukraine with an embargo of fuel exports.



The dispute arose because the Russians claimed the Ukraine was involved in “unsanctioned removal of gas” from a pipeline thousands of miles long.… Continue

Added by Fergus Cloughley on October 7, 2010 at 15:45 — No Comments

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