May 1998

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HPIn SHE: The other side of the fence

In one of my lectures on process maintainability, I describe a plant complex: It has storage for large quantities of fuel, lubricants and explosives, all in close proximity; a nuclear power plant; a s..

Whetton, Chris, ility Engineering

In one of my lectures on process maintainability, I describe a plant complex: It has storage for large quantities of fuel, lubricants and explosives, all in close proximity; a nuclear power plant; a steam raising plant; and treatment plants for effluent and drinking water. The site is adjacent to an airport, and several thousand people live within half a mile of it. The owners insist that a single organization is responsible for all maintenance, stockage of spares and procurement. To make matters worse, meat and other foodstuffs are stored and processed within the site boundary. Where, I ask, is this recipe for disaster located? A few brave souls hazard an opinion, usually a Third W

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