Operational decision making in the process industry: Multidisciplinary approach

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The publication introduces a multidisciplinary approach to operational decision making (operation and maintenance) applied in the Finnish pulp and paper industry. The purpose of the approach is to produce knowledge and methods that support each other and which can be used to improve the support for operational decision making in the declared scope. At the beginning, the current challenges and trends are studied. Then, the selected approaches (normative view, process monitoring and diagnostics view, human dimension, collaborative view, standards and IT technologies) are represented. Finally, these themes are joined together by introducing an example.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages143
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7223-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7222-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • decision making
  • operation
  • maintenance
  • process industry
  • information management
  • measurement
  • optimization
  • uncertainty
  • fault isolation
  • fault diagnosis
  • collaboration

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