Run your pumps like a pro
Follow these tips to boost efficiency and avoid failures
Due to the myriad engineering, logistical and safety challenges involved in a refining operation, American Petroleum Institute (API) over hung (OH) style pumps are often overlooked as a potential source of improved productivityor as a cause of catastrophic failure, if not operated properly.
Refinery managers, maintenance engineers and production supervisors should adhere to best practices and understand the operational dos and donts for employing pumps properly in refining applications. Paying heed to pump performance can boost operational efficiency, and avoid failures that reduce production or cause catastrophic shutdowns.
Pump fundamentals and monitoring.
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