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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE BASICS

Andrew W. Sloley
The Distillation Group, Inc.*
P.O. Box 10105
College Station, Texas 77842-0105

Published in
Hydrocarbon Processing
September 1998

Abstract copyright A.W. Sloley
1999

Every day, new things arrive. In the process industry, new developments include advanced process control, plant optimization, and real-time control. These systems all have their place in improving plant economics. No system can achieve more than what an 'ideal' or 'perfect' operator can obtain. Advanced systems automate comparison and calculation, they do not create new knowledge or understanding. Advanced systems must correctly use fundamentals to work properly. If they do this, they will succeed and be useful.

3 pages.
Electronic version available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format file A004.PDF 78k.

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