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Continuous Monitoring Recommendations in Pump Seal Global Standard

Posted in Asset Optimization, Level, Reliability on Thursday, June 18th, 2015. One comment so far
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Last year around this time, the fourth edition of API Standard 682 – Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps was released. This standard: …specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries. This standard has evolved alongside technology advancements since […]

Remote Monitoring of Essential Equipment

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 4 comments so far
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We’ve highlighted the importance of monitoring essential plant assets in several earlier posts. In an upcoming ChemInnovations 2012 presentation, Remote Monitoring of Essential Equipment—An Expert is Always On-Line, Emerson’s Pete Sharpe provides examples of equipment monitoring and remote expert support. This ChemInnovations conference & exhibition will take place November 14 – 15, 2012 in New […]

Healthy Pumps, Healthy Hearts

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Plant Equipment, Refining on Thursday, April 29th, 2010. No comments yet
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OK, I confess to being an engineer in my core when I was explaining to my son the other day how the heart is a reciprocating pump. The systolic and diastolic pressures are the high and low-pressure peaks based on the heart’s expansion/contraction cycle. Blood pressure is one diagnostic indicator on the health of the […]