June 4, 2020 | 3 minute read
Keeping rotary equipment up and running in oil and gas facilities is vital to maintaining process flow. The failure of a mission-critical or supporting compressor, fan, blower or pump necessary to offshore or onshore extraction, or midstream and downstream distribution, refining or storage, can interrupt production resulting in costly losses in product-stream revenue.
Oil and gas operations maintain varying levels of frequency-based preventative maintenance, based on manufacturer’s specifications. But due to the sometimes thousands of rotary equipment units to be inspected and serviced, many of these rotary machines are not precisely monitored enough to predict early-onset disruptions, which eventually result in machine and system failures.
In this article, John Crane experts discuss how the central KPI of a condition-based maintenance program is improved system reliability, as well as how improving reliability is the key to ensuring uninterrupted production and lowering the total cost of ownership.
Read the full article here.