September 2016

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Reliability: Consider amended warranties for rotating equipment

If you have ever encountered a situation where an equipment manufacturer declined to offer warranties, allow us to share three case histories.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

If you have ever encountered a situation where an equipment manufacturer declined to offer warranties, allow us to share three case histories. In each of these cases, competent reliability engineers requested and obtained amended warranties from the equipment manufacturers, and the various parties involved advanced from there. No negative impacts were seen on project costs or schedules. Integrally geared compressor case We relate this case history as a tribute to one of the most competent and experienced reliability professionals, Bob DeMaria. Before his untimely death in early 2015, Mr. DeMaria was deeply involved in machinery quality assessment (MQA) for an employer in one of the mountai

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