Selected Papers from the Energy Workshop

Industry Perspectives on Pioneer Process Plants

by R. E. Horvath


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This Note documents the results of a workshop, "Industry Perspectives on Pioneer Process Plants," held in the Rand Washington Office, September 17, 1980, to discuss process plant management, technology, and cost issues that would be of interest to the Department of Energy. Representatives of Rand and of the chemical and petrochemical industries participated in the workshop. The presentations included are: "Economies of Scale in Electrical Generating Plants," by John Fisher; "Effects of Incentive Plans on Process Industry Economics," by John Hackney; "Project Management for Pioneer Process Plants," by Richard Summers; "A Technological Scale for Pioneer Process Plants," by J. R. Nelson; "Use of CER's in Energy Technologies," by Ron Hess; and "Performance and Maintenance in Coal Conversion Synfuels Plants," by Kenneth E. Phillips.

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