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Reliability: Valuable trends combine innovation and time management

These days, regrettably, it is not unusual to encounter shallow thinkers.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

These days, regrettably, it is not unusual to encounter shallow thinkers. A few months ago, we received a request from a reliability professional overseas. He asked the author to clarify a discrepancy between one of his texts, which recommended an oil ring immersion depth of 5/16th of an inch (in.), and another one of his texts that recommended an oil ring submergence of 8 mm. For the record, 5/16 in. × 25.4 mm/in. = 7.9 mm (FIG. 1). Better yet—and assuming that you are a manager—consider asking staffers to become familiar with lubrication methods that avoid failure-prone components. I can only assume from the serious tone of his email that the questioner was not trying to be funny; his req

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