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Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Of course, volumes have been written as to why pumps fail. Also, it is no stretch to assert that, when pump fires result from such failures, a mechanical seal is usually involved (Fig. 1). Mechanical seals often fail as a consequence of...
Monday, 01 September 2008 | 7149 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Reliability doesn't just happen in facilities, including those in the hydrocarbon processing industry. Here's an expert's view of what's going on in some of today's refinery operations, and how the situation can be improved. My...
Saturday, 01 November 2008 | 1431 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
According to statistical reliability data, as much as 65% of the life cycle costs are determined during the design, procurement and installation phases of new machinery applications [Ref. 1]. While design and procurement are important aspects for...
Monday, 01 January 2007 | 1979 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Mechanical seal optimization and rolling element bearing selection are critical issues for any plant. In this installment, we review case studies and associated cost justifications to learn how making the right decisions regarding these components...
Thursday, 01 March 2007 | 1594 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Bearing applications are ideal places to look for process and cost improvements around your plant. As illustrated by the following examples, cost-justifying these enhancements often is very easy—in many cases, much easier than you might have...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1466 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
In their quest for improved machinery reliability, many companies have rightly turned their attention to such opportunities as synthetic hydrocarbon lubricants, dry sump oil-mist lubrication and automated grease lubrication systems. To protect...
Saturday, 01 September 2007 | 4125 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
Here's one area where your payback can be especially quick and dramatic. . . very, very! Many bearings fail because unclean containers contaminate the lube oil as it is being transferred from storage drums to equipment bearing housings. With lube...
Monday, 01 May 2006 | 1449 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Contributing Editor
You've heard it before. It's important that engineers learn to speak in terms of dollars and cents. They're often the only things accountants and managers seem to understand. This four-part series is designed to help you improve your "language"...
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 | 1357 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting
Part I: Are you Best-of-Class? Consider Specific Auditing Steps This publication is primarily devoted to upgrading the understanding and management of lubrication practices at industrial facilities. But upgrading lubrication practices is very...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 3140 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting
Moving toward improved maintenance effectiveness and equipment reliability is what benchmarking is all about.
Sunday, 01 March 2009 | 2593 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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