February 1999

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HP Reliability: Plans needed to train proficient engineers

More than once, this column has dealt with the importance of training the reliability professional. Thirty-five years ago, my section supervisor at New Jersey-based Exxon Research and Engineering disc..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

More than once, this column has dealt with the importance of training the reliability professional. Thirty-five years ago, my section supervisor at New Jersey-based Exxon Research and Engineering discussed with me the career path for machinery engineers. Fifteen years later, in 1979, I wrote my own somewhat condensed and revised version, and explained its meaning to the new boss in Texas. Yes indeed, everyone seemed to recognize that a good training plan was needed to develop people. It is difficult to say how many companies share this notion today. In a presentation at the 1998 National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) Maintenance Conference in San Antonio, a surprisingl

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