Pump Reliability and Safety Webinar

by | Sep 19, 2011 | Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons, Event, Industry | 0 comments

I saw an inside-the-firewall blog post from Emerson’s Tim Olsen about an upcoming, no charge, HART Energy Webinar. The title of the webinar is Reliability and Safety Improvements with Pump Health Monitoring. It will be held September 28th at 10:00am CDT (13:00 UTC).

The HART Energy Webinar site provides background for the webinar:

Improving reliability improves capital returns and operating margins with fewer unplanned equipment failures. That means lower maintenance costs and higher utilization and effective capacity.

More reliable operations tend to be safer. According to research on oil companies’ environmental, social and governance ratings, or ESG, firms scoring highly on issues like employee safety tend to also produce higher returns on investment.

Real-time dynamic performance monitoring of process machinery such as pumps and compressors is key to enhancing process reliability and safety.

Takeaways from the webinar will include:

  • Refiner’s challenges with pump monitoring
  • Scalable system allows monitoring of pump conditions of most interest
  • Sensors can easily be fitted to existing equipment
  • Online monitoring allows timely information for operations and maintenance to take action before pump failure
  • Wireless measurement technology has significantly reduced cost barriers of the past

HART Energy’s global downstream editor Greg Haas will host the webinar. Greg has:

…more than 20 years of combined experience in the downstream petroleum business including time in Exxon’s downstream refineries and technology transfer organizations, environmental consulting, and most recently in energy financial consulting an energy equity analysis for sell side broker dealers.

Featured speakers include Emerson’s Gary Hawkins and CITGO Refinery Petroleum Corporation’s Adriana Guzman. You may recall Gary from several refining and advanced process control-related posts. Adriana has approximately 5 years of experience with CITGO, and prior:

…she worked for GEMA (Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance) a joint venture between Chrysler, Hyundai and Mitsubishi at the Dundee, Michigan engine plant where she held a position of Manufacturing Quality Specialist Assurance at the machining and assembly lines.

If you are looking for ways to improve plant equipment monitoring, maintenance and total uptime, here’s the registration link for this webinar. With all the experience of the panel members, you’ll want to bring your toughest questions.


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