June 2002


Refine your approach to process troubleshooting and optimization

Follow this methodology to improve problem diagnosis and communication

Smith, K., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Two of the biggest expenses for any processing plant are failure to quickly and accurately troubleshoot process upsets and equipment problems, and failure to fully realize the operating potential of its processes through optimization. Minor upsets and equipment problems which are not identified and resolved quickly can progress into much larger problems potentially resulting in lost production, off-spec product, equipment loss and even catastrophic accidents. Additionally, operating a process at suboptimal performance results in elevated operating costs due to increased energy costs, equipment reliability costs, lower

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