August 2014

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HP Viewpoint: Optimize control systems with preventive maintenance

Ensuring equipment integrity by conducting thorough maintenance provides multiple benefits, from maximizing machine uptime and minimizing process shutdowns, to prolonged equipment service life and imp..

Parisi, P., Compressor Controls Corp.

Ensuring equipment integrity by conducting thorough maintenance provides multiple benefits, from maximizing machine uptime and minimizing process shutdowns, to prolonged equipment service life and improved safety. This is true and well understood by the downstream industry. However, when it comes to control systems for mechanical equipment, opportunities to improve still abound. Maintenance approach A plant’s equipment maintenance approach typically falls into one of two categories: reactive or preventive maintenance. Reactive maintenance refers to waiting for a compressor’s performance to degrade so far that it is no longer able to support its downstream companions before under

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