May 2002

Reliability/Safety

Trip analysis: a quick tool for plant management

Rapidly identify problems and allocate resources for solutions using these indices

Winter, S., Worrel, K. M., Saudi Aramco

Newcomers to any production facility need to quickly learn where problems occur, frequency of trips, which equipment requires repair, urgency of repairs and what repair expenses are justifiable. Reviewing trip data identifies problems and helps employees allocate resources for solutions. A trip analysis, using data from approximately 250 trip reports from 1996 to 2001, was undertaken to make this job easier. These reports yielded a significant amount of useful data. Detailed information about the cost of each trip and each repair is not easily or quickly accessible, even when trips are correctly recorded in the distri

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