December 2018

Maintenance and Reliability

Maintenance and turnaround planning critical to successful ejector vacuum system operation

Steam ejector vacuum systems are generally considered to be reliable and require little maintenance.

Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

Steam ejector vacuum systems are generally considered to be reliable and require little maintenance. However, when preventive or corrective maintenance is required, ensuring it is done correctly is imperative. Failing to properly perform maintenance or turnaround work can result in a loss of performance or worse, a loss of production capacity. Many of the services that ejector systems operate in are critical services to the overall process. Opportunities for maintenance work are also often heavily dependent on turnaround and shutdown schedules. This further increases the importance of getting the maintenance work done correctly every time. Unfortunately, this lesson is often learned the har

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