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Increased automation reduces the potential for operator error, but introduces the possibility of new types of errors in design and maintenance. This book provides designers and operators of chemical process facilities with a general philosophy and approach to…

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Computer Control and Human Error presents accounts of various incidents at computer-controlled plants. These incidents include equipment and software faults; treating the computer as a "black box"; misjudging the way operators respond to the computer; errors in…

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This guide will prove an indispensible tool for conceptualizing, developing and monitoring training methods in today's automated office. It provides a detailed discussion of the evolution of automated office systems and examines the various training techniques…

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This research monograph presents the fundamentals of fuzzy control theory and recent results in extending fuzzy control theory for multivariable and large scale systems. Among the topics presented are: the problem of dimensional reduction of fuzzy relations; the…

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Focusing on the postwar automation of the American metal-working industry--the heart of the modern industrial economy--this is a provocative study of how automation has assumed a critical role in America. David Noble argues that industrial automation--more than…

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 24th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP '97, held in Bologna, Italy, in July 1997. ICALP '97 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the European Association for Theoretical…

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This volume contains the invited papers presented at the sixth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium. They cover a broad spectrum of issues affecting safety, from a philosophical appraisal to technology transfer, intelligence and psychological aspects . The…

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This book provides an introduction/overview of the various facets of laboratory automation. Laboratory automation is an active area gaining intense exposure with the increased emphasis on productivity. Laboratory automation comes in many forms ranging from…

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The kinds of management systems typically used in large companies throw up many roadblocks to innovation. This book compares the management systems of highly innovative companies with those of more typical companies and shows how they are different. Twenty…

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Using the tools of optimal control, robust control and adaptive control, the authors develop the theory and practice of high performance control in a real world environment. Topics include performance enhancement, stabilizing controllers, offline controller…