October 2013

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HP Integration Strategies: Could remanufactured control components place HPI plants at risk?

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) must address a number of potentially catastrophic safety issues. One issue, in particular, is the growing use of remanufactured equipment and components from ..

Clayton, D., ARC Advisory Group

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) must address a number of potentially catastrophic safety issues. One issue, in particular, is the growing use of remanufactured equipment and components from unknown sources. Such parts may not comply with the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) design specifications. Owner-operators need to fully understand the risks of sourcing remanufactured equipment from unknown and untrusted third parties. Recertification is critical When purchasing equipment from third-party sources, HPI plants can mistakenly assume that the equipment has been recertified and can meet the OEM’s specifications. However, OEMs and end users are discovering

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