Rethink lubrication and steam issues on emergency equipment
‘Best available technology’ is a must for backup systems
The March 2011 earthquake and disastrous tsunami in Japan was termed a perfect storm meeting an imperfect design. As we all know, the nuclear power facilitys emergency backup generators did not perform as expected. This event serves as an urgent reminder that designing for reliability involves location, selection, configuration, testing, maintenance and adherence to procedures without compromising safety-consciousnessjust about everything. Looking back, we may have to ponder and reconsider what it means to be reliability professionals. For a certainty, we will have to re-learn that details matter!
To continue reading please, log in to hydrocarbonprocessing.com.
Subscribe now for premium access and unlimited access to the site, including archived articles and the process handbooks. Start a free trial to gain access to articles from the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing.
Already have an account?
Subscribe today and gain unlimited and immediate access to the site. Plus, you'll receive the next 12 issues of the magazine in your choice of print or digital format. Start your subscription today.
Start a free trial and gain immediate access to the current issue of the magazine plus additional, select content.
30 Day Trial