Refining - Features©2016 Hydrocarbon Processing60Refining - 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., 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTCatalytic coprocessing of used cooking oil with straight-run gasoil in a hydrotreating pilot plant, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTUse computational fluid dynamic analysis to revamp fired heaters, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT