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HPIn Europe: A changing perspective blows in

I've been sitting through energy industry conferences for the past 10 years, but the one I attended last week was a bit different. At an SKF maintenance conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, the equi..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

I've been sitting through energy industry conferences for the past 10 years, but the one I attended last week was a bit different. At an SKF maintenance conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, the equipment discussed was wind turbines, not process plants. You might wonder why I trouble you with all this. If there are satisfactory answers to that question, they are as follows: First, there might be a Don Quixotesque quality to windmills, but they are essentially big bits of rotating equipment, and there's plenty of that on your site. Manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Alstom and SKF were familiar names to the process industry back when the wind industry was activism, not business.

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