Improved plant performance through instrumentation

technical papers composing the proceedings of the 1990 spring conference and exhibit, May 15-17, 1990, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 115 Pages
  • 1.33 MB
  • English

ISA , Research Triangle Park, NC
Chemical plants -- Equipment and supplies -- Congresses., Engineering instruments -- Congre
Statementsponsored by Chemical and Petroleum Division of the Instrument Society of America.
SeriesInstrumentation in the chemical and petroleum industries,, v. 21
ContributionsInstrument Society of America. Chemical and Petroleum Industries Division.
LC ClassificationsTP157 .I55 vol. 21, TP155.5 .I55 vol. 21
The Physical Object
Pagination115 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1965996M
ISBN 101556172494
LC Control Number90200032

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