May 2009

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HP Reliability: Getting all the facts is more important than ever

An old friend once told me that even the thinnest pancake has two sides. He meant to say there are at least two sides to any argument and listening to only one will be a mistake. In harmony with this..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

An old friend once told me that even the thinnest pancake has two sides. He meant to say there are at least two sides to any argument and listening to only one will be a mistake. In harmony with this thinking, we believe maintenance and reliability professionals must learn to make decisions based on solid facts. Industry already pays a heavy price for lack of critical thinking and not acting on facts. As a result, fortunes are spent on "unexplained" repeat failures of mechanical equipment. Old products are rapidly superseded by modern technology. Although named as the coinventor of a bearing housing protector seal (US patent number 5,161,804, issued 10 November 1992), I no longer recomm

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