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HP Reliability: Trends from the 2015 AFPM Maintenance and Reliability Conference

Over the decades, there have been good and not-so-good trends presented at this event, and the 2015 maintenance and reliability conference was no exception.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The annual American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Reliability and Maintenance Conference and Exhibition was held in Austin, Texas, in late May. This conference has been held for a long time. Over the decades, there have been good and not-so-good trends presented at this event, and the 2015 maintenance and reliability conference was no exception. Training As in previous years, over 200 exhibitors were represented at this conference. Unfortunately, the service providers and their staff outnumbered attendees from operating companies. It was again clear how, to some managers in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), training is a deferrable option. It is assumed that not invest

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