On the use of expert systems in the management of cement production.Expert systems have been shown to improve operational performance and reduce costs. The cost of installing expert systems has been decreasing over time, while their ability to perform, and the ease of their use, has been improving. This would lead one to believe that all plants would be operating with expert systems the majority of the time. However, many times, these systems are found to be performing only the most simple of tasks, if not switched off altogether. This article explores the essential requirements for a successful expert system operation. Not surprisingly, the problem is mostly human.
|Author: C. Kline, J. Kline
|Section: Automation of production
|Keywords: expert system, process control, automation.
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