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HP Automation Safety: Value of failure data

A good instrumentation failure tracking system can provide many benefits; most are linked to saving money and to increasing plant performance. So, why isn't this common practice? Many companies in the..

Goble, W., exida LLC

A good instrumentation failure tracking system can provide many benefits; most are linked to saving money and to increasing plant performance. So, why isn't this common practice? Many companies in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) use automated maintenance work management systems. These systems issue scheduled and unscheduled work orders and track all maintenance activities to completion. The records kept by these systems help optimize the work and, therefore, theoretically, reduce costs. Opportunities to save money. There are many opportunities to save money within the maintenance process, and some options can be identified by keeping track of instrumentation failures at an HPI

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