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The Operator's Role in Achieving Equipment Reliability Series

Price: $595.00

Product Code: 2662

Operator Role Series*:

Presented by Heinz P. Bloch

A 3-part lecture series featuring Heinz P. Bloch, respected author and lecturer on process equipment reliability. Each program introduces important and proven recommendations that the operator can use to improve equipment reliability in their facility.

Part 1: Introduction and Overview, and why there is no reliability without operator involvement
Without operator involvement there is no reliability. This segment discusses the importance of identifying strategic surveillance points the operator can use to spot deviations from normal equipment operation, the importance of interfacing with plant maintenance and technical personnel, electronic (console) surveillance versus on-site observation and how each has its place in the overall operation in achieving equipment reliability. 16:00.

Part 2: Common Misunderstandings with Equipment Reliability Impact
Part two discusses the pros and cons of venting bearing housings, why some oil rings do not deliver enough oil into bearings, how oil mist lubrication works and what makes them fail, how cooling water can damage bearings, why over greasing can be dangerous to bearings, the danger of false indications from constant level oilers, why some mechanical seals do not need flush liquid and why some mechanical seals will fail when the flush is turned on, and why reciprocating compressors can fail when cold coolant is introduced. 41:00.

Part 3: Avoiding Machinery Failures
Part three discusses why and how “slow-rolling” can cause failure to sleeve bearings, discusses steam turbine failures due to water slugging, why incorrect heat-up can lead to major machinery failures, why centrifugal compressors “surge”, problems associated with cavitation and recirculation in pumps, dangers associated with contaminated lube oil, if switching pumps is necessary, and the necessity of “exercising” trip steam turbine trip-throttle valves. 38:00.

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