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HP Reliability: Rethink your auditing of lubrication practices

All hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities use machinery, and every one of these machines requires lubrication of some type. Modern, profitability-minded plants thoughtfully manage their lub..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

All hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities use machinery, and every one of these machines requires lubrication of some type. Modern, profitability-minded plants thoughtfully manage their lubrication practices and reap substantial benefits from the resulting enhanced equipment reliability. However, not all lubrication practices are cost and value-optimized. A one-day audit of your lube management practices may uncover near-zero-cost improvement opportunities that, if implemented, have paybacks measured in days and may quickly move the plant into the best-of-class grouping. The audit During an audit conducted by the authors at a world-scale, state-of-the-art petrochemical plant

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