March 2019

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Reliability: Where asset reliability must begin in refineries and petrochemical plants

Numerous articles on asset reliability have been published in the decades since 1970.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Numerous articles on asset reliability have been published in the decades since 1970. Hundreds of books and conference presentations deal with reliability topics of interest. Eliciting feedback from course and workshop attendees at learning centers for industry in Louisiana and Texas proved valuable; field forces have confirmed that effective reliability practices greatly benefit if middle management is “on board” from the inception of a project. It is too late to optimally involve middle management in the quest for reliability after the equipment has begun arriving at the plant site. Definitive guidance sought We had ample opportunity to pay attention to these concerns, which were voiced

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