May 2011

Special Report: Maintenance/Reliability

Avoid costly engineering faults, missteps and miscalculations

Experience does count, especially in achieving success in capital and revamp projects

Sanghavi, K., Alon USA

In the past two decades, technical manpower and average experience levels within the oil industry and its affiliated engineering, contractors and technology companies declined as the need for lower operating costs drove most decisions. Senior experienced staff members took early retirement or were displaced with younger professionals. Supported by new state-of-the-art technological tools, but lacking adequate training and mentoring, these younger workers are expected to deliver more and faster. At times, designers and engineers are working under rush deadlines and lean supervision, which can lead to frequent accidental engineering missteps, faults and miscalculations. This article illuminate

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