April 2013

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HP Reliability: Fact-checking list from recent reliability conferences

Whenever HP editors attend technical conferences, their primary goals include observing industry practices, finding facts and spotting trends. Fact or fictionUnfortunately, presenters sometimes relate..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Whenever HP editors attend technical conferences, their primary goals include observing industry practices, finding facts and spotting trends. Fact or fiction Unfortunately, presenters sometimes relate mere anecdotes of questionable veracity. So, technical columnists must come to grips with snippets of information. Should the reporters relate the snippets as amusing anecdotes, or should they withhold the snippets because they add no value? Most professionals use reasonable judgment and try not to allow erroneous information to go unchallenged. Here are a few recollections, claims, counterclaims and issues amassed from several 2012 reliability conferences attended by HP editors: In bes

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