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HP Reliability: Pump switching: What is the best practice?

From a recent sequence of correspondence, we discern that certain rulings were being made years ago, although the rationale used to make these rulings has not been explained. This example involves a r..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

From a recent sequence of correspondence, we discern that certain rulings were being made years ago, although the rationale used to make these rulings has not been explained. This example involves a reliability engineer in Australia. He works for a polyethylene manufacturer that formerly belonged to MNXC, a leading multinational corporation. The plant inherited operating and maintenance manuals from MNXC. The reliability engineer was aware that MNXC in its maintenance practices manual had documented “proven-best practices” for spare-pump operation. MNXC was said to have claimed that the more frequently a pump is started, the lower its mean-time-between-repairs (MTBR). This, MNXC

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