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HP Reliability: Consider best-of-class lubrication practices

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Last month’s column explained that all hydrocarbon processing (HP) facilities use machinery, and these machines require lubrication. Periodically auditing one’s lubrication practices is part..

HP Reliability: Rethink your auditing of lubrication practices

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

All hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities use machinery, and every one of these machines requires lubrication of some type. Modern, profitability-minded plants thoughtfully manage their lub..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 69: Heat-up rate and rubs on a steam turbine

Consulting Engineer: Sofronas, A.

This column has suggested using simple analytical models to troubleshoot equipment. However, in some cases, a more detailed solution may be required. The following case histories examine the heat up o..

Who should you call for process pump repair?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Amid pump industry consolidation, independent shops can provide upgrade and repair services for key process equipment.

Consider updating your lubricant system

Lubrication Systems Company: Ehlert, D.

Oil mist extends equipment life over other lube methods

HP Reliability: Avoid unnecessary developments

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Innovative thinking is appropriate in the hydrocarbon processing industry, and tremendous forward movement has occurred over the past 30 years. Innovation is to be commended, unless we invent or disco..

Treat oily waste with decanter centrifuge plants

Hiller GmbH: Hertle, A.

Turning a challenge into an opportunity

HP Reliability: One pump fire per 1,000 pump repairs

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

While performing reliability audits decades ago, pump-failure statistics were made available or could be recovered with relative ease. But even then, the sources were usually kept confidential because..

Control-valve seat leakage

GE Energy: Sanders, D.

Enhancing initial performance, extending service life of valves offers benefits

Optimize cracked-gas compressors with smart-automation technology

Emerson Process Management: Cox, P.

Machine health monitors can provide critical information to avoid unit and plant-wide shutdowns