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HP Reliability: Use selective preventive and predictive maintenance for compressors

Perhaps you too are working for a company that is asking challenging questions, or demanding certain implementation strategies for which it has not laid the necessary groundwork. Such seems to be the ..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Perhaps you too are working for a company that is asking challenging questions, or demanding certain implementation strategies for which it has not laid the necessary groundwork. Such seems to be the case at a well-known refinery. One of its staff wrote: "Regarding process gas compressors, is it possible to use predictive monitoring and no longer perform preventive maintenance on set intervals? Management has stated that the previous method of performing periodic overhauls during planned turnarounds is not acceptable. We are asked to use state-of-art predictive equipment to determine when a failure will occur and then plan an outage accordingly." To provide an answer to the ge

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