November 2021

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Reliability: Houston: We have another problem

The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and far-fetched opinions on the other side, should be concerning to us.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and far-fetched opinions on the other side, should be concerning to us. Institutions of higher learning can be disinclined to teach needed, applicable or actionable knowledge. While there has been talk about apprenticeship training, we have also heard selfish comments to the contrary. Fear was expressed that the trained technical person will be hired away by companies that themselves do not invest in training. As a result of this prevailing mindset, little or nothing is done. Moreover, an overdependence on the Internet causes some to not learn how to “connect the dots” and to often miss seeing m

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