September 2011

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HP Reliability: Consider a new twist on data collection

The following abbreviated sequence of correspondence is real, although we quite obviously had to hide some names. Still, it is quite typical of many discourses our editors carry on with readers or con..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following abbreviated sequence of correspondence is real, although we quite obviously had to hide some names. Still, it is quite typical of many discourses our editors carry on with readers or conference participants over a year. The client. It started with an e-mail from XYZ, a mid-level technical employee with Central Refining Industries (CRI) we had first met decades ago. He asked: My question is how often our vibration group should be doing their routes on every piece of equipment. We collect data on all fans, gearboxes, pumps and motors monthly. I believe this is too frequent for most machines, but thought I would get your opinion before I stuck my head out too far. I hav

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