Chemical Engineering

Della Steam Plant Case Study

8A turbine-generator unit in a power plant vibrates heavily and shakes the building. The problem poses a serious safety risk and could create expensive repair costs if it damages itself or requires major preventative maintenance. Two engineers recommend conflicting solutions, and the plant manager had to make a decision that could cost the company millions of dollars.

This case study helps students learn about technical, financial, safety, and credibility issues involved in decision-making.

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