Maintenance & Reliability

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Use the correct lube oil grade to avoid equipment failures

Rathore, A. J. S., Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.

Lubrication is imperative to the performance of rotating equipment.

Reliability: Viewing every maintenance intervention as an upgrade opportunity

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

When a long-time maintenance supervisor was promoted to the head of his refinery’s reliability department, he wanted to make “Precision Maintenance is Our Passion” his banner and headline.

Resolving a chronic water injection pump high vibration through a shaft-lifting technique

This article explores the investigation into the chronic high vibration issues of a particular water injection pump.

Corrosion: Address damage caused by galvanic corrosion

Anwer, A., Qureshi, N., Contributing Writer

At petrochemical and refining facilities, it is common for U-clamps over piping runs to become corroded, sometimes to the extent where they are completely thinned out.

Editorial Comment: Will 2021 be a rebound year?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Needless to say, 2020 was an unprecedented year.

How to support condition monitoring with wireless instrumentation networks

Cureton, A., Emerson

When WirelessHART first hit the market in 2008, most of the native devices using it were process measurement instruments.

Modular reed valve technology for reciprocating compressors

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon processing plants use reciprocating compressors for process gases in a certain flow and differential pressure range, and double-acting cylinder-piston arrangements are almost always involved.

Executive Viewpoint: How digital transformation improves safety and reduces emissions

Carugo, M., Global Refining and Chemical Programs

Digital transformation is a strategy for improving performance by applying technologies for measurement, connectivity, data storage, analytics and visualization

Workforce: Five lessons to get the most out of remote training and tools

Munson, P., T.A. Cook & Partner Consultants

The past year has been a time of great challenges, and of great opportunities, for people to adapt and overcome the current restrictions on in-person meetings.

Business Trends: Why we value engineering data

In the 21st century, one cannot escape the concept of data.