May 2009

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HP Water Management: Got risk? Cut costs safely

In this environment of cost cutting, plant personnel are reviewing ALL expenses including water treatment. Operations personnel often target water treatment costs for reductions for two reasons: 1) th..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

In this environment of cost cutting, plant personnel are reviewing ALL expenses including water treatment. Operations personnel often target water treatment costs for reductions for two reasons: 1) these costs do not directly contribute to profit, e.g., they are an expense or "overhead," and 2) there are no industry benchmarks for the cost of the minimum water treatment required to obtain reliable operation. Unlike process units, the centralized nature of water utility operations magnifies the cost and risk of equipment failure. The challenge is finding cost reductions that do not increase risk. Lack of water treatment cost benchmarks. Reliability experts agree that increasing the complian

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