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Author Branney, C.A. ♦ Smith Jr., W.P.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1996
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Manufacturing ♦ Textiles
Subject Keyword Raw materials ♦ Cost function ♦ Manufacturing processes ♦ Investments ♦ Telecommunication standards ♦ Fertilizers ♦ Optimization methods ♦ Packaging ♦ Boilers ♦ Electric motors
Abstract A fertilizer plant has limited capacity due to bottlenecks. In addition, there are unsuitable environmental vapor releases, and profit margin is less than desired. A unique process optimization methodology is used to examine the process in order to identify changes that can increase capacity and improve profits. In a three-day analysis, 86 process change ideas were identified. One of the best ideas allowed the shutdown of a package boiler via the installation of variable frequency electric motor.
Description Author affiliation: RMT Inc., Greenville, SC, USA (Branney, C.A.)
ISBN 0780332970
ISSN 10493328
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-05-15
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 580.37 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library