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What is Operational Excellence?
Registered Member OPEX is too often used as a generic catch all term but I see it as a way to map your plant to industry standards that improve the following: Reduced incidents and improved safety Improved equipment reliability and effectiveness Increased product throughput Improved regulatory compliance and risk management Reduced Costs By assessing then focusing on the specific problem areas, OPEX can be improved and deliver reduced incidents and cost savings. [ more ]
Registered Member Operational Excellence is about more than creating organizational culture, but the culture change is a necessary component of it. If you do not change the culture as part of the effort, you will never achieve excellence, unless you had a culture of excellence to begin with. [ more ]
Registered Member So is operational excelllence about creating organizational culture? [ more ]
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Frequency of rotation for installed spare equipment
Registered Member You will never get full consensus on this topic and I am sure you can search for some similar threads in this forum. Some believe you should not rotate on-line and standby equipment but run them as primary and backup and only run the backup for test runs on a periodic frequency. Some will advocate to run a primary most of the time but run the standby on-line for short periods on a specific frequency and others (myself included) will advocate for doing even rotations. At our power plant most... [ more ]
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standard practical procedure
Registered Member The maintenance required is going to depend on the service (light, medium, rough/corrosive), the duty cycle (intermittent, continuous, etc), and the equipment design (rolling element or plain bearings, pumps with packing or mechanical seals, vertical or horizontal motors, oil or grease lubrication, etc), so a generic guide to maintenance is all but impossible. As an earlier comment noted, start with OEM guidelines to begin with. Your next two steps should be to perform a Criticality... [ more ]
Registered Member Originally Posted by candy: What is your plant? i work at gas refinery [ more ]
Registered Member What is your plant? [ more ]
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How to wash the compressor in the operation with water?
Registered Member Thank you very much for your cooperation. Your information is helpful to me. Especially, Steam Turbine Online Cleaning is good. When we did it, we missed something. but, the result was good. Regarding the Compressor Cleaning, it was about the Air compressor not Cracked Gas compressor. anyway, thanks again [ more ]
Registered Member Go to for an interesting (but old) article on the technique. [ more ]
Registered Member Have you checked with the OEM? They will be able to give you recommendations that apply exactly to the machine in question. Once you know how, and if it is to be done, then you can decide if you want to proceed and when. [ more ]
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