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Rotating Machinery Protection and API Standard 670

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. 3 comments so far
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For those managing the reliability for large complexes such as refineries and petrochemical plants, protecting the rotating machinery that can number in the hundreds can be a daunting task. Recently a refinery manager asked Emerson’s Gary Hawkins about options for protecting their 400+ rotating machines and the application of the API Standard 670 [$195 USD […]

Condition Monitoring of Hydroelectric Plants

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power on Sunday, April 6th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas MorrisThings are not getting easier for the power industry as it experiences increasing complexity with dispatching generating units. Because dispatching is determined by a host of factors including cost, demand, transmission, environmental constraints and unit availability, the dispatch stack at a typical utility is different when compared to years ago when renewable power […]

Offshore Oil & Gas Platform Machinery Protection and Prediction Systems Results

Posted in Asset Optimization, Oil & Gas, Reliability on Friday, August 30th, 2013. No comments yet
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The harsh, corrosive environment found on offshore oil & gas platforms can lead to unplanned downtime and lost production when equipment fails. A Scandinavian Oil-Gas magazine article, Upgraded Online Protection and Prediction Systems Improve Machinery Health Monitoring, highlights how the Shell Draugen oil and gas platform in the North Sea has upgraded the protection and […]

Chilean Miners Challenge-Extract More with Same Number of Personnel

Posted in Asset Optimization, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, June 24th, 2013. No comments yet
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The pictures were coming in last week from the EXPONOR conference in Chile over on the Emerson Process Management Facebook page. Emerson’s Juan Carlos Bravo, a member of the Metals & Mining industry team, shares his perspectives from the conference. On June 17th, I attended the International Exhibit of the Mining Industry, EXPONOR 2013, in […]

Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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“According to Solomon Associates, a world-class performer is a company whose maintenance costs are below 1.4 percent plant replacement value, with mechanical availability greater than 96.7 percent.” Are your maintenance costs below this 1.4% threshold and 96.7% mechanical availability metrics? If not, you may want to read the InTech article, Improve reliability with essential asset […]