August 2015

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HP Reliability: Ten sure steps to substandard reliability performance

Equipment reliability can be enhanced or jeopardized by many different actions, inactions, commissions and omissions. Reliability may be a hollow term to many. Still, first and foremost, a reliable plant is a safe plant.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Equipment reliability can be enhanced or jeopardized by many different actions, inactions, commissions and omissions. Fortunately, entire corporations have prospered because of a consistent and highly productive reliability focus. However, some companies have disappeared because they only paid “lip service” to reliability, or because company executives placed reliability concerns at the bottom of their priorities list. Reliability may be a hollow term to many. Still, first and foremost, a reliable plant is a safe plant. Safety and reliability cannot be separated. While some of these actions, inactions, commissions and omissions may take a company close to the brink of failure, we

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