Cyber-physical systems opportunities in the chemical industry: A security and emergency management example

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  • Richard Squire,

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    1. Department of Natural Sciences, West Virginia University - Institute of Technology, Montgomery
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  • Houbing Song

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, West Virginia University – Institute of Technology, Montgomery
    2. West Virginia Center of Excellence for Cyber-Physical Systems, West Virginia University – Institute of Technology, Montgomery
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Abstract

The manuscript defines and discusses the products of a successful cyber-physical system in the chemical industry using two examples. The first is the ability to make the correct decision quickly regarding an unforecasted large sale of a product. The second is the automatic availability of critically needed information, accessible anywhere in the world which provides endless possibilities for the chemical industry. Concerns and some resolutions are also discussed. © 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog 33: 329–332, 2014

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