Ensure Good Coverage

Follow these strategies for maintaining coatings of exposed equipment.

By By Thomas W. Burker

The pressure to keep equipment running continuously is greater than ever. As demand for output continues to grow, a facility’s maintenance engineers, who wear many hats in their day-to-day duties, must walk a fine line when it comes to scheduled maintenance. Taking a section of a plant down, even for a few hours, can have major financial implications. At the same time, this cost has to be balanced with the what-if scenarios of unscheduled maintenance.

In a perfect world
Ideally, a program of scheduled maintenance exists; in some cases, such maintenance might have to wait until a mechanical shutdown, for any reason, occurs.

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