February 2013

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HP Reliability: Top three ways to improve pump service life

Experienced reliability professionals know that even the premier equipment standards used in the HPI occasionally fall short of defining the best, most reliable, or safest available technology.

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Experienced reliability professionals know that even the premier equipment standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) occasionally fall short of defining the best, most reliable, or safest available technology. A widely used industry standard begins by stating: “The purchaser may desire to modify, delete or amplify sections of this standard.” The preface to another standard is worded: “Standards are not intended to inhibit purchasers or producers from purchasing or producing products made to specifications other than this one.” In a third location, a well-known industry standards organization expressly declines any liability or responsibility for loss

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