November 2017

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Reliability: Could a company be its own worst enemy?

In a recent conversation with a “pump veteran,” we explored his 33 yr of experience with pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from 1984–1997 and with a widely known non-OEM (1997–2017).

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In a recent conversation with a “pump veteran,” we explored his 33 yr of experience with pump original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from 1984–1997 and with a widely known non-OEM (1997–2017). FIG. 1. Work in progress on a replacement high-performance multistage pump casing at a CPRS.1 After 20 yr with the prominent non-OEM—one with many branches throughout the world—the veteran described this employer with genuine appreciation. He labeled the non-OEM as superbly staffed and dependable providers of pump rebuilds, reliability-improving redesigns, equipment efficiency enhancements and modern testing. Fig. 1 is a glimpse of the work done by his e

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