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Exponent Presenting at the First Andean Congress on Safety and Health at Work

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September 8, 2008


Dr. Juan Ramirez of Exponent will present a paper, co-authored with Dr. Russ Ogle and Dr. Trey Morrison, at the First Andean Congress on Safety and Health at Work, October 22–24, 2008, in Lima, Peru.

The talk entitled, "Evaporator Upset Investigation in a Sugar Processing Plant,” describes the investigation undertaken to discover the causes of a process upset in a sugar processing plant. A boiler outage occurred a few weeks after the upset, and was found to be a consequence of ongoing sugar contamination in the evaporator steam returned as condensate to the boiler. It was concluded that plant management made appropriate decisions based on the information available to them.