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Rethink lubrication and steam issues on emergency equipment

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

‘Best available technology’ is a must for backup systems

HP Reliability: How do you size expansion chambers (assuming it is needed)

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Expansion chambers (Fig. 1) are designed to restrict pressure increase in closed volumes. From basic physics, we, of course, know that the pressure in a closed volume increases as temperature goes up...

HP Innovations: HPInnovations

Foam provides effective thermal insulationBASF’s specialty foam Basotect is now used for the first time to insulate pipes in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank terminal in Gwangyang, Korea. The p..

HP Reliability: Consider ‘water washing’ for steam turbines

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.
Elliott Group: Dowson, P.

Occasions may arise when deposits form on the internal parts of steam turbines. The accumulation of these deposits may be indicated by a gradual increase in stage pressures over time with no evidence ..

HP Viewpoint: Consider new developments in antifouling coatings for rotating equipment

Elliott Group: Dowson, P.

Innovative materials and applications protect critical centrifugal compressors and steam turbines from erosion and corrosion

Optimize cracked-gas compressors with smart-automation technology

Emerson Process Management: Cox, P.

Machine health monitors can provide critical information to avoid unit and plant-wide shutdowns

Accurate feedstock selection and planning are critical to profitability

Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions: Adams, D. J.
Maruzen Petrochemical: Funahashi, K.  |  Kobayashi, H.
Yamatake: Saiki, K.  |  Suzuki, M.

Linear programming plays a vital role for ethylene producer

HP Reliability: Tutors can provide answers

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

As you read this column, much additional data on the nuclear disaster on the east coast of Japan’s main island will have become available. But, the terms safety and reliability will still be on o..

HP Reliability: Oil mist and electric motor windings

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

We often get questions relating to oil mist and how it affects electric motor windings. For a quick answer, contact us at Gulf Publishing via e-mail. We’ll steer you in the right direction by exp..

HP Reliability: Alignment choices have consequences

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Bloch, Heinz P.

Optimists tell us about steady industry trends toward reliability-imparting procedures and work processes, while realists continually make us aware of pressures to reduce expenditures. As outside obse..