Maintenance & Reliability - Featureshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1685©2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Maintenance & Reliability - FeaturesHow small deviations and lack of management access compromise reliabilityIn 2013, Refinery “X” was experiencing serious pump distress—the third or fourth in a 12-month period. We received calls about the latest thrust bearing failure event on this important 3,560-rpm process pump. The pump had been designed and manufactured by a well-known manufacturer; there are hundreds in successful service all over the world. Soon after, a surprisingly similar incident happened at Refinery “Y” in 2015. Both incidents are considered here.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3558686/How-small-deviations-and-lack-of-management-access-compromise-reliability.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery compressor performance with a reengineered rotorhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3558687/Improve-refinery-compressor-performance-with-a-reengineered-rotor.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTOvercome biases and challenges facing industryhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3558200/Overcome-biases-and-challenges-facing-industry.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTFailure prevention—The ultimate asset management strategyhttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3550643/Failure-preventionThe-ultimate-asset-management-strategy.htmlSun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT