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Posted on January 12th, 2017 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Energy conservation typically involves changing energy-related processes to improve economics while mitigating the detrimental effects of culture and politics. Note that not only does the previous sentence encompass all four domains that comprise sustainability but it also alludes to inter-dependencies between the process and its economics. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics” »
Posted on August 29th, 2016 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
The existence of interrelationships between the domains of sustainability (processes, economics, politics and culture) is implied in our working definition of sustainability and alluded to in previous posts. The existence of these interrelationships implies that superior sustainability can be achieved by considering all four domains holistically. Continue reading “Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: The Benefits of a Holistic Approach” »
Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Various aspects of the culture in which a plant operates can affect its sustainability. The culture in the plant can often be the most exhilarating or burdensome cultural force affecting the sustainability. Continue reading “Sustainability in instrumentation and process control: Culture as a key factor” »