August 2007

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HP Water Management: Strategies to manage reliability of utility water systems - Part 3: Audits to benchmark system performance

In industrial plants, an audit is a systematic review of equipment and/or operating and monitoring practices for a specific purpose. Often, plant personnel use audits to conduct a gap analysis—id..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

In industrial plants, an audit is a systematic review of equipment and/or operating and monitoring practices for a specific purpose. Often, plant personnel use audits to conduct a gap analysis—identifying operating practices and system performances that do not conform to industry standards. Audit teams analyze the costs and risks from these nonconformances and prioritize recommended corrective actions. The highest value audits include benchmark information that allows plants to measure and to improve their competitiveness within their industry. Audit planning. The first task is defining the objective and scope for the audit. In water utility systems, the audit objective can be narrowl

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