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Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Be cautious with systems that are not foolproof

Mechanical systems, especially rotary equipment, are designed to support easy maintenance jobs with less complexity and low chances of incorrect installation.

Mishra, R., Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertilizers,

Mechanical systems, especially rotary equipment, are designed to support easy maintenance jobs with less complexity and low chances of incorrect installation. However, due to design constraints, systems are not completely foolproof, so there are chances of errors during maintenance. These errors could be a result of a lack of experience or negligence. Examples of these errors include: Angular contact bearings installed in pairs (face-to-face and back-to-back arrangements): This error is more related to a lack of understanding of bearing arrangements and the pros and cons of both types. Replacement of coupling bolts with non-matched ones: This type of error is related to poor maintenan

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