This second part of an excerpt from the author’s latest book continues his discussion about various storage-preservation issues, including how they’re referenced in industry standards.
Combustion of chemically stored fuels, i.e., natural gas, coal, petroleum, fuel oil, etc., is costly for most industrial sites. It’s also a primary source of Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions.
The pumping system discussed here wasn’t just located at a remote site, it had not run for a considerable length of time. Motor testing was performed to identify any residual problems.
Yes, “lean” is a four-letter word in some plants. Still, our columnist notes, there’s hope for it based on decades-long, ongoing successes where the common sense of lean manufacturing is common practice.
Machines can be sitting idle at a new site for months when construction progress slows. Keep in mind that on-site storage protection needed for 3 to 12 months requires a PM program.
There are some excellent IoT-based condition-based-maintenance systems designed by experts in such systems. Alas, lots of “textbook” systems are offered by sources with little to no experience.
Reliability-related skill sets impact plant operations. Yet, while trainable, they require more than training. In fact, given today’s workforce woes, employee development must go far beyond mere training.
This article, based on a chapter in one of the author’s books, provides guidance on “old style” protection of several types of plant equipment when oil-mist protection (a better, more advanced solution) is unavailable.
Techniques discussed in this 3-part article involve spectra and expert-system analysis used in various data methodologies. Understanding them in terms of device capabilities can help users select the righ testing tool.
Like any visual inspection technique, a thermographer must actively concentrate on the imagery displayed by his or her thermal imager. Accurate temperature measurements are also key.