May 2014

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HP Reliability: Make equipment decisions with up-to-date technical information

Answering lube practice-related questions is important. These questions provide insight on the status of education and technology, along with trends in understanding equipment reliability, safety and ..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Answering lube practice-related questions is important. These questions provide insight on the status of education and technology, along with trends in understanding equipment reliability, safety and more. Hopefully, these trends are moving forward; however, they sometimes stagnate or even regress. Several professionals dealing with machinery in petrochemical plants and oil refineries have mentioned that their mean-time-between-failures (MTBF) on process pumps are no longer as favorable as they were two decades ago. Interestingly, such negative trends can be attributed to “tightening” specifications without reviewing the end effects. Oil-mist and high-pumping temperatures Recent

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