June 2022

100th Anniversary

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1970s: Maintenance, optimization, safety and digital technologies

Maintenance, optimization, safety and digital technologies

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

You can predict turbomachinery reliability S. Sohre, January 1970 Reliability factor curves have been drawn as a guide to probable trouble in components or entire turbomachinery systems. Designers can use reliability factors to upgrade weak system components. Maintenance can use the factors to pinpoint probable trouble areas. Low-sulfur fuels are different W. Siegmund, February 1970 A change to low-sulfur fuel oils can change the requirements for storing and pumping these fuels. Fuels from low-sulfur crudes will have a higher viscosity, while desulfurization of high-sulfur stocks will produce lower viscosity but higher costs. What’s ahead for aromatics? Field, May 1970 In this decade

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