Pumps

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.

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.

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

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.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing operations by advancing process controls, instrumentation and automation technologies

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

When driving by or visiting a refinery or petrochemical plant, one cannot help but gaze at the expansive sea of metal towers.

Improving process pumps requires technical and managerial action

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For many years, manufacturers have emphasized low price over high reliability.

Extracting business value from digitalization in oil and gas

Bradley, D., Petasense

Most oil and gas companies are investing in digitalization; however, they often fail to move beyond proof of value (PoV) or pilot projects.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 110: A checklist for vibration analysis

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Periodically, I receive questions from engineers around the world on why a piece of critical machinery is vibrating excessively.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2020 Awards WINNERS

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its third annual awards.