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Implementing process instrumentation: worst case scenarios
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12 The competitive business environment of manufacturing industries requires efficient strategies to increase yield and quality, while decreasing waste, down-time, and energy used. Among these strategies, analyzers are becoming vital to automated process monitoring and control. This conference includes the primary steps required to bring an advanced sensor, analyzer or instrument from inception to implemented process control. Here we present a lighthearted view of the pitfalls encountered in bringing an analytical instrument from the laboratory to the production plant. Two worst case scenarios are given. The `lessons learned' from these experiences are discussed in terms of a step-by-step path to implementing process instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4201, Optical Methods for Industrial Processes, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417377
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Stuart Farquharson, Real-Time Analyzers (United States)
Michael A. Marcus, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4201:
Optical Methods for Industrial Processes
Stuart Farquharson, Editor(s)

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