November 2020

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Reliability: What to do when equipment reliability is on a downward slope

When a reliability professional located halfway around the world asked for guidance on how to reverse declining equipment reliability at his world-scale fertilizer plant, we answered.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

When a reliability professional located halfway around the world asked for guidance on how to reverse declining equipment reliability at his world-scale fertilizer plant, we answered. The reliability professional at the plant, which we will call “FFF” for “Far-Far Fertilizer,” had made a reasonable request. I had visited his plant in decades past and wanted to reply with an educated guess as to what had happened over the past 15 yr–20 yr. His request contained no specifics, however. My initial answers could, at best, be called reasonable possibilities. If he was experiencing reduced operating time between failures of his large compressors or hot gas expander, my advice would be to work clos

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