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Instrumentation Reference Book, 4th Edition by Walt Boyes

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Chapter 35. Batch Process Control
W.H. Boyes

35.1. Introduction

“Batch manufacturing has been around for a long time,” says Lynn Craig, one of the founders of WBF, formerly World Batch Forum, and one of the technical chairs of ISA88, the batch manufacturing standard. “Most societies since prehistoric times have found a way to make beer. That's a batch process. It's one of the oldest batch processes. Food processing and the making of poultices and simples (early pharmaceutical manufacturing) are so old that there is no record of who did it first.”
“The process consisted of putting the right stuff in the pot and then keeping the pot just warm enough, without letting it get too warm. Without control, beer can happen, but don't count on it. Ten years ...

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