May 2019

Special Focus: Maintenance and Reliability

Equipment reliability: Critical to protecting margins in a volatile environment

For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king.

Donlon, A., ExxonMobil

For any hydrocarbon processor, margin is king. In today’s volatile market environment where operators do not have as much control over production revenue, the key to increasing margins and achieving business goals is increasing productivity. As with any large industrial operation, one of the key drivers of productivity in a gas processing facility is equipment reliability. Keeping equipment running productively and reducing unscheduled downtime can help operators better manage operational and maintenance costs. These operations all have their own unique equipment setup, but, regardless of the equipment used, one lever has an outsized impact on equipment reliability—lubrication. Using a bes

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