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Scenario 5: leaks after thirty batches

You notice that significant leaks are occurring during the plant’s testing and start-up phases. These leaks are probably caused by the cheaper controls, inferior couplings, andthe inexperience of the plant operating team including Manuel. What should you do? 1. Have Manuel baby sit the batches timing them and constantly checking their temperature.2. Argue that it is necessary to immediately retrofit the plant with Lutz and Lutz controls.3. Argue that it is necessary to retrofit the plant with Lutz and Lutz controls but thisshould be done after the plant has been turned over to operations. Let them pay for it. Compare and rank these solution alternatives using the ethics and feasibility tests.

Scenario 6: should you let those plant jockeys make new stripper?

Wally: Well, this is what we’re going to give to operations when we hand over the plant. Is everybody okay it? CHUCK: Fred's the guy who’s got to put his name on it, Fred’s got to be alright with it...Fred: Well, the couplings still leak when the pressure is up. Wally: And we've alerted operations and given them specific instructions on how to maintain the connections.CHUCK: We've got Jen working on a lower temperature formula. That may make all of this moot. Fred: We haven't worked out the bugs on the last step of the automation...WaLLY: And next year, we'll retrofit the entire plant with L and L controls. CHUCK: This is how it works. We design it. We build it, we hand it over. They run it.We’ve done the best we can. No plant, no process, no system is ever completely perfect. WALLY: You built a plant that’s efficient. You've got your upgrades to the wastewatertreatment. Fred: Yeah, you're right. Um, for now Manuel or one of his guys can use the manualrelease valve. CHUCK: Okay. Time to let those plant jockeys make New Stripper.You are Fred. Should you sign off on the documents? Use the ethics and feasibility tests to test this solution

The following table is designed to help you brainstorm and refine solutions to the problem(s) raised by your scenario.

Refined solution table
Decision Alternative Description Justification: problem fit, ethics, feasibility
Solution 1
Solution 2

The following table, a solution evaluation matrix, will help you to evaluate and rank solutions in terms of their ethics and feasibility.

Solution evaluation matrix
Solution / Test Reversibility Harm / Benefits Publicity Feasibility (Global)
Solution 1
Solution 2

For feasibility table, see m14789.

Conclusion: what did you learn?

    Some closing exercises

  1. How does the STS in Morales, Mexico differ from that of Puerto Rico. (A suggested PR STS can be found on the last slide of the presentation appended just below.
  2. In what ways (if any) should the CIAPR code of ethics be changed to respond to the problems that arise in "Incident at Morales"? Is it necessary to add more specific principles of professional conduct? Should more aspirational, value-based provisions be added.
  3. Obviously, it is best to direct changes in our STSs to avoid problems like those arising in "Incident at Morales." What kind of changes should we make in the stakeholder columns? Can professional societies like the CIAPR play a role in preventing these problems? Is this primarily a compliance role or can other roles be identified?

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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