January 2012

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HP Reliability: Dealing with asset management and life extension

The business manager for an asset management solutions (AMS) firm in the Middle East faced a big task. He had been asked to execute a major project for an oil and gas producer and wanted to have his q..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The business manager for an asset management solutions (AMS) firm in the Middle East faced a big task. He had been asked to execute a major project for an oil and gas producer and wanted to have his questions answered on remaining rotating equipment life at existing client sites. The manager’s charge was to analyze large oil and gas plants that had been operating for far more than 25 years, although they were originally designed for 20 to 25 years only. The aim of his AMS firm was to secure the future of the client’s assets for another 20 years. The AMS manager had to determine what the client needed to do to stay in business for another 20 years without undue risk of production

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