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Internet: e-trade: harnessing the Internet to control spares inventory. J.Hutchings. Petroleum Review., December 1999, 53(635), 16--17.

A typical refinery holds between $15mn and $20mn of spares inventory while a CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) plant has an inventory of $6mn of spares. These inventories are expensive to hold and to manage. But spares is using the Internet to revolutionise the way in which these spare inventories are managed.

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