February 2017

Maintenance and Reliability

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly skid-mounted units

Skid-mounted units are omnipresent in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), as facilities are scattered in remote locations, and site construction is time-consuming and expensive. Skid units are equally popular in downstream refineries and the chemical processing industry (CPI).

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

Skid-mounted units are omnipresent in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), as facilities are scattered in remote locations, and site construction is time-consuming and expensive. Skid units are equally popular in downstream refineries and the chemical processing industry (CPI). In spite of the prevalence of skid-mounted units, a dearth of institutional guidelines for skid design and layout exists. Leading organizations, such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and British Standards Institution (BSI), lack documentation dedicated to skid-mounted units. The Process Industry Prac

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