October 2014

Maintenance and Reliability

Raise profitability through continuous performance evaluations

Reliability engineers use a wide variety of tools to support plant equipment and to optimize unit uptime and availability. Sound reliability programs assist organizations to be more competitive in the..

Bhachu, U., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

Reliability engineers use a wide variety of tools to support plant equipment and to optimize unit uptime and availability. Sound reliability programs assist organizations to be more competitive in the constantly changing economic environment. Performance evaluation is a vital tool that reliability engineers can effectively apply. The presented case history focuses on a poorly operating centrifugal pump. Such pumps are common to refining operations. Under-performing centrifugal pumps can lead to high maintenance and operating costs. Applying performance evaluation programs can improve the operation of major rotating equipment such as centrifugal pumps. MEANINGFUL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION The

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