Maintenance & Reliability©2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Maintenance & ReliabilityHow 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 GMTFailure prevention—The ultimate asset management strategy, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTMaintenance spending to jump in 2016 as refiners catch up with turnaroundsThe number of scheduled refinery turnarounds in North America is anticipated to rise this year after declining sharply in 2015, as refiners delayed maintenance shutdowns to capitalize on abundant quantities of low-priced feedstock., 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTPrinciples are more important than strategies, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT