Maintenance & Reliability

Developing and utilizing a novel, toughened epoxy adhesive

Wade, I., Belzona Polymerics Ltd.

When identifying solutions that can offer assurance and longevity, the maintenance and reliability of asset repairs can be challenging.

Storage tank settlement and soil-side corrosion assessment with optimized repair strategy

Alsaiari, M., Alghamdi, F., Saudi Aramco

Aboveground storage tanks are used in several industries with different fluid services. These

HRSG water/steam sampling: Do it right or face potential consequences

Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.; Powalisz, J., Sentry Equipment Corp.

Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Achieving the right installation torque with a virtual calculation

Wegener, C., Rembe

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators.

Reliability: When to consider liquid-ring compressors

Bloch, H. P., Process Machinery Consulting

Liquid-ring compressors (FIG. 1) use the centrifugal whirling of a sealing liquid to create a series of piston-like water columns to trap gas or vapor between the impeller cells of a rotor installed eccentric to its casing.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 6/17

In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week.

Pinnacle releases Economics of Reliability Report for the refining Industry

The report, which is the seventh installment of Pinnacle’s Economics of Reliability report series, analyzes the impact that reliability has on the refining industry.

Honeywell enhances immersive field simulator to meet broader spectrum of training and development requirements

Honeywell announced a new version of its Immersive Field Simulator (IFS) offering, a virtual reality (VR) and mixed-reality-based training tool that incorporates a digital twin of physical plant operations to provide targeted, on-demand, skill-based training for workers.

Prevent corrosion failures at each stage of design, construction and normal operation

Park, G. W., Kuwait Oil Co.

Each year, significant economic losses due to corrosion failures occur in the refining and petrochemical industries; unfortunately, many of these losses could have been prevented.

Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals

Hannon, J., ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods.