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Create an operator ownership culture to achieve continuous improvement in reliability—Part 1

Shell: Parris, M.
Tesoro Petroleum (retd.): Cameron, D.

Operators have a significant influence on a plant’s reliability. In spite of this, little attention is focused on improving operators’ capabilities or on developing an operator ownership cul..

Perform field oil flushing for successful centrifugal gas compressor startup

Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd.: Zardynezhad, S.

Many factors are necessary for a successful compressor startup. One of the key actions is conducting high-quality field oil flushing during the precommissioning stage, or after a major overhaul.

HP New Developments

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Meche, Helen

NEO Monitors’ mid-infrared (IR) sensors will help global industries better control emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.

HP New Developments

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Meche, Helen

New product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

HP New Developments

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Meche, Helen

Aspen Technology’s aspenONE Engineering and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain Version 8.8 software was developed for firms in the oil, gas, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other process industries.

Lubrication update for rotating equipment

Professional engineer: Bloch, H. P.

API-610 is the most widely used pump standard in the petrochemical and refining industries. It includes experience-based recommendations for lubricant applications and one of those recommendations rel..

HP Reliability: Reassessing and updating electric motor bearing lubrication

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Over the past 25 years, this column has often dealt with electric motor lubrication. As listed in the recommended reading list, this subject is often asked and, of course, there are updates to the rec..

Contain ‘normal’ leakage from primary seals

AESSEAL plc: Smith, R.  |  Shaw, S.

Dry containment seals have gained popularity over the last few decades and provided reliable service. The refinery sector has used this sealing technology to limit fugitive emissions in a cost-effecti..

HP Engineering Case Histories: Case 83: What are useful questions to ask before starting a vibration analysis?

Consulting Engineer: Sofronas, A.

Periodically, this author receives questions from readers throughout the world addressing what performance issues could be wrong with a centrifugal compressor that is vibrating. Note: It is impossible..

Avoid counterproductive project management practices

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

For many years, reliability-focused engineers have observed flawed procurement processes for mechanical equipment. Many requirements are supposedly aimed at the lowest possible lifecycle cost; however..