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THE IMPORTANCE OF GRASPING NEW TECHNOLOGY

Andrew W. Sloley

VECO USA, Inc. (current affiliation)
1313 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98229 360-676-1500

Published in
Petroleum Technology Quarterly
Summer 2000

Abstract copyright Andrew W. Sloley
2000
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Revamps are different from new construction. Revamps push plant capabilities toward their limits in order to take advantage of existing equipment while minimizing new investment. Part of pushing the plant is successful use of new technology. Often, achieving revamp objectives requires a plant to move outside its experience base. Some plants seem to consistently succeed while others have many failures. Successful implementation of new technology will separate the survivors from the failures as the new century unfolds. Successful innovation requires creating a supportive environment for change and innovation.

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