February 2008

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HP Reliability: Specifications for special-purpose machinery

It is not the purpose nor is it within the scope of this column to give detailed field erection and installation specifications for the many rotating machines found in modern process plants. However, ..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

It is not the purpose nor is it within the scope of this column to give detailed field erection and installation specifications for the many rotating machines found in modern process plants. However, field erection and installation specifications are definitely needed by reliability-focused plants. Moreover, they must be reviewed, understood and approved by a competent machinery engineer who directly represents the owner plant and has a personal stake in its long-term reliable operation. We found that all of these specifications have a few things in common: The scope of a standard is always explained first. For instance, a field erection and installation standard would cover man

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