Reliability & Maintenance

To keep plants running smoothly, testing and troubleshooting tools are evolving to improve maintenance workers’ efficiency and productivity. Condition monitoring technologies free up resources and give professionals the information they need about asset health. In addition, as more real-time asset health information becomes available plants can turn to a proactive rather than reactive approach.


La Mède Refinery Tragedy Unveils Critical Corrosion Lessons

La Mède Refinery Tragedy Unveils Critical Corrosion Lessons

The importance of rigorous corrosion inspection programs and the need for comprehensive risk assessments in facility design are paramount to process safety.
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Weld Geometries Affect Stress Concentration

Stress Busters: How to Avoid Fatigue-Related Failure in Chemical Processing Equipment

What engineers and operators should know about stress concentrations, crack developments, fatigue and buckling
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Pump Reliability Service

Optimizing Pump Reliability in Continuous Operation Plants

Factors to consider for ensuring pump performance and resilience in chemical facilities
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Heat Exchanger Solutions for Extreme Operating Ranges in Chemical Facilities

A chemical processing plant’s innovative approach to adapting a heat exchanger for extreme operating-rate ranges



Motion Forms Fluid Power Business Brand

June 3, 2022
A new website features Mi FPS’s full capabilities.

Motion Industries Acquires Kaman Distribution Group

Jan. 5, 2022
The purchase price was approximately $1.3 billion in cash.

Infographic -- Proper Grab Sampling Can Make A Big Difference

Sept. 28, 2021
Areas of improvement, challenges and finding true representative samples worry operators.

Report Helps Facilities Rank Assets To Maintain Safety, Production

Aug. 30, 2021
A simplified methodology is based on the function of the asset and its importance in maintaining safety, environmental compliance and production.

White Papers: In Depth Research

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Integrated Solution for System Reliability

Feb. 1, 2023
The sheer volume of data available today makes identifying operating problems and compliance risks challenging for many industries and their workforces. With the right integrated...

Not All CPVC Piping Systems Perform The Same

Dec. 17, 2014
Newly Developed CPVC Piping Systems are Pressure Rated 25% Higher than Traditional CPVC SystemsSince its introduction to the market in 1959 by The Lubrizol Corporation, chlorinated...

CP Reliability eHandbook: Manage Your Assets

Nov. 14, 2014
Reliability programs are now standard business practice in companies that rely heavily on machines, equipment and other physical assets. However, plants are continually challenged...

eHandbook: Improve Your Maintenance Practices

Sept. 26, 2014
More than 25% of maintenance done today is unnecessary and can introduce additional failure risks. Developing and implementing predictive maintenance strategies and practices ...
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Seeing is Believing: Field Test Vacuum Systems for Accurate Troubleshooting

Don’t rely on ‘experienced-based’ estimates to identify critical operating issues in chemical process facilities.
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Portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio, burning the following day. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Could New Chemistries, Retooled Production Strategies Prevent the Next East Palestine Spill?

March 15, 2023
Experts weigh in on tactics the chemical industry could or should adopt in the near and long term.
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Troubleshooting Tips for Pump Cavitation in Chemical Processes

March 3, 2023
Pumps are typically to blame for cavitation issues, but there are many other factors to consider
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Hose Maintenance Tips to Ensure Chemical Plant Safety and Minimize Costs

Creating a preventive maintenance program will save time and money over the life of the hoses