Drivers

Who should you call for process pump repair?

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Amid pump industry consolidation, independent shops can provide upgrade and repair services for key process equipment.

Consider updating your lubricant system

Ehlert, D., Lubrication Systems Company

Oil mist extends equipment life over other lube methods

HP Reliability: Avoid unnecessary developments

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Innovative thinking is appropriate in the hydrocarbon processing industry, and tremendous forward movement has occurred over the past 30 years. Innovation is to be commended, unless we invent or disco..

Treat oily waste with decanter centrifuge plants

Hertle, A., Hiller GmbH

Turning a challenge into an opportunity

HP Reliability: One pump fire per 1,000 pump repairs

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While performing reliability audits decades ago, pump-failure statistics were made available or could be recovered with relative ease. But even then, the sources were usually kept confidential because..

Control-valve seat leakage

Sanders, D., GE Energy

Enhancing initial performance, extending service life of valves offers benefits

Optimize cracked-gas compressors with smart-automation technology

Cox, P., Emerson Process Management

Machine health monitors can provide critical information to avoid unit and plant-wide shutdowns

Accurate feedstock selection and planning are critical to profitability

Adams, D. J., Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions; Funahashi, K., Kobayashi, H., Maruzen Petrochemical; Saiki, K., Suzuki, M., Yamatake

Linear programming plays a vital role for ethylene producer

HP Reliability: Tutors can provide answers

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As you read this column, much additional data on the nuclear disaster on the east coast of Japan’s main island will have become available. But, the terms safety and reliability will still be on o..

HP Reliability: Oil mist and electric motor windings

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We often get questions relating to oil mist and how it affects electric motor windings. For a quick answer, contact us at Gulf Publishing via e-mail. We’ll steer you in the right direction by exp..