Monday, April 7, 2008: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 390 (New Orleans Convention Center)

Manufacturing (12d)

#73 - Plant Troubleshooting and Problem Solving: The Chemist and Engineer Working Together (12D01)
Often, commercial processes go awry without an obvious cause, resulting in decreased yields or conversion, off spec performance, or diminished throughput due to fouling or other phenomenon. This session is devoted to the chemist and engineer working together on teams to solve plant problems. Case histories, examples, and best practices will be presented.
Chair:Shawna S. Berg
CoChair:Lorna Ortiz-Soto
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:05 PMPlant Troubleshooting: Engineers as Detectives
Shawna S. Berg
2:30 PMTar Wars in a Complex Chemical Plant: A Fundamentals Approach to Problem Solving
Larry G. Wright, Bruce M. Bell, J. Paul Chauvel, Chris P. Christenson, Bruce S. Holden, Terry McCabe, Ron B. Leng, Istvan Lengyel, Dana A. Livingston, Don B. Wood
2:55 PMHerding Cats: Forming and Leading a Plant Troubleshooting Team
Jonathan Worstell, Richard E. Robertson
3:20 PMCollaboration Leads to Successful Introduction of New Products
Eric H. Klingenberg, Cawas A. Cooper
3:45 PMTolling Success: Your Chemists and Our Engineers Working Together
William G. Baker
4:10 PMLean Six Sigma Approach in Chemical Process Troubleshooting
Zhen Lai, Chieh-Min Cheng

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