Scheduled maintenance and turnarounds are opportunities to increase safety, reliability, environmental performance and profitability. By improving the mechanical integrity of processing equipment, HPI companies can achieve and maintain increased uptime and equipment (unit) availability. All of these factors contribute to higher profitability.
Maintenance and inspection programs are insurance policies that help guarantee efficient, safe and reliable operations while processing on-spec products without fear of mechanical failure or production disruption.
In 2015, the HPI will spend over $95.2 B globally on various maintenance projects. Hydrocarbon Processing invited maintenance experts from the HPI to share their insights regarding quality maintenance and reliability programs.
Maintenance best practices in downstream facilities
The first thing we need to highlight about maintenance best practices is that the reader will find these explained in the literature, says Heinz P. Bloch, global reliability expert. All the details are in the public domain for those truly...