Management of change: A pilot plant application
Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1997 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Process Safety Progress
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 160–164, Autumn (Fall) 1997
How to Cite
Wieczorek, G. M. and Basu, P. K. (1997), Management of change: A pilot plant application. Proc. Safety Prog., 16: 160–164. doi: 10.1002/prs.680160309
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Whereas the management of change concept is a common practice for many production facilities, its application in a research and development environment is relatively new. How does one effectively manage a change control program when “change” is the normal way of doing business? Is it really necessary for pilot plants? These were the challenges facing the Searle chemical pilot plant organization in 1991 when it initiated its program.
This paper describes the Searle pilot plant equipment management of change program, its evolution, and implementation. The problems and issues faced during implementation will also be reviewed.