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Use of knowledge-based assistant in marketing of bulk fertilizer storage plants
Author(s): Reynold Franklin; Daniel T. Burns; Daniel W. Pyle
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Paper Abstract

Bulk fertilizer storage companies have undergone dramatic changes including expansions and unification with various companies. This has resulted in the need for large, state- of-the-art fertilizer storage plants. Various factors such as proper layout of the facility, dry fertilizer storage, liquid fertilizer storage, bulk material handling equipment, automation of equipment automation etc. play a vital role in the development of storage plants. Planning for such a facility requires vast amounts of time and collaboration between the planning engineers, building contractor, equipment manufacturer, equipment automates, and other suppliers. Specializing exclusively in development of fertilizer storage plants, Stueve Construction Co. has long felt the need to develop a tool, which will aid in the proposal study and cost analysis of the various entities. This paper describes the feasibility study of developing an expert system incorporation the expertise of the various agents playing a pivotal role in the development of a bulk fertilizer storage plants. Apart from its use in developing a proposal study, its potential use as a marketing tool for the various agencies are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4565, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing IV, (3 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443114
Show Author Affiliations
Reynold Franklin, Stueve Construction Co. (United States)
Daniel T. Burns, Stueve Construction Co. (United States)
Daniel W. Pyle, Stueve Construction Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4565:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing IV
Angappa Gunasekaran; Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, Editor(s)

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