May 2003

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HP Reliability: ODR and DSS initiatives for reliability-focused plants

Yes, more acronyms. But let's explain why you may hear more about these two important topics in the future. Two types of companies. We believe that process plants worldwide can be divid..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Yes, more acronyms. But let's explain why you may hear more about these two important topics in the future. Two types of companies. We believe that process plants worldwide can be divided into those that are repair-focused and those that are decidedly reliability-focused. The former will have trouble surviving, whereas the latter will stay afloat with considerably less difficulty. Repair-focused facilities emphasize parts replacements and have neither the time nor inclination to make systematic improvements. Rarely do they identify why the parts failed, and rarer yet do they implement the type of remedial action t

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