Maintenance & Reliability©2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Maintenance & ReliabilityHP Industry Metrics, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTMachinery quality assessment on twin-screw compressors, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTNon-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for environmental compliance, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTThe benefits of safety lifecycle management, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTHow 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., 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTImprove refinery compressor performance with a reengineered rotor, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTOvercome biases and challenges facing industry, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT