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HP Control: APC for min maintenance or max profit? - Part 2

While I have promoted proper control system performance indicators18–25 since 1964, like Dr. Y. Zak Friedman,1 I also am aware of some deeper problems with realizing its full commercial potential..

Latour, P. R., Clifftent Inc.

While I have promoted proper control system performance indicators18–25 since 1964, like Dr. Y. Zak Friedman,1 I also am aware of some deeper problems with realizing its full commercial potential.3,8–10,17,26 Friedman once publically claimed Clifftent24 was no panacea,27 without seeing it in action. Moreover, he charged, without any basis, that Clifftent, a mathematical procedure, could lead to burning down a furnace. My experience is proper deployment of Clifftent to operate the HPI would mitigate such events26 because it mandates careful modeling of the financial consequences of exceeding properly set limits like burning down furnaces, so operators would be using better informati

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