Control for Aluminum Production and Other Processing Industries
To Be Published October 30th 2013 by CRC Press – 248 pages
The book exemplifies how to synthesize new control thinking with an understanding of process variability, to diagnose abnormalities and their causes in aluminum producing plants. Most examples also demonstrate the need for different human behavior and a more scientific, questioning approach to the management of production. This approach is drawn from the authors’ more than 25 years of experience, not only in metals plants but also in oil and gas production and food processing plants. Readers get a view into the human aspect of accidents and the problems of production.
The Importance of Control. Production and Safety of people. Welcome to Production: A Fire in the Pitch HTF Heating System. Industrial Accidents and Their Underlying Causes. A Potline Process Control Failure. Diagnosing Variation in Materials Processing. Revisiting the Fundamental assumptions about Control. Exposing the Problem: The Start of a New Culture. Process Control : A Reformulation of the Strategy for the Plant. A Time for Diagnosis, and a Time for Action. The Customer, and Control of Production. Accelerating Removal of Variation from the Process. Literature and other References used in the Book. Case Studies of Variation and Control.