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1.    A large storage tank is filled manually by an operator. The operator first opens a valve on a supply

line and carefully watches the level on a level indicator until the tank is filled (a long time later). Once the filling is complete, the operator closes the valve to stop the filling. Once a year the tank is overfilled due to operator distraction. To prevent this incident, an alarm was installed on the level gauge to alert the operator to a high-level condition. With the installation of the alarm, the tank now overfills twice per year. Can you explain why?

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