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HP Reliability: Consider single-point responsibility for compressors

Equipment purchasers are always interested in meeting the cost and schedule targets for projects. However, there could be conflicting goals when purchasing compressor drivers and/or auxiliaries from v..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Equipment purchasers are always interested in meeting the cost and schedule targets for projects. However, there could be conflicting goals when purchasing compressor drivers and/or auxiliaries from vendors other than the compressor manufacturer. While cost targets may be initially met, missed schedules and future warranty disputes present risks that must be considered. It is worth noting what experienced owner-purchasers do to avoid these conflicts. Agreement on ‘train responsibility’ Whenever best-of-class (BOC) companies separate the procurement of a major fluid machine from the procurement of its driver, one of the two suppliers is given train responsibility. The owner-purcha

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