Our client was the owner and operator of several downstream plants in the Middle East.
MACH10 has been asked to identify the root-cause and propose solutions for 10 chronic rotating equipment bad-actors that had been long disrupting operations in two refineries and one aromatics plant.
These bad actors included:
MACH10 applied its failure diagnosis process, which led to carrying out 18 RCAs at the customer’s plants.
The exercise led to the identification of all root-causes behind the customer’s bad actors.
About half of the issues proved to be related to the equipment operation or the process conditions and a quick fix has been identified.
Remarkably, for almost 50% of the chronic bad actors the root-cause of the problems would have been preventable through an appropriate design and selection during the project phase.
This was a key learning point that highlighted how important it is to have a specialized rotating equipment expert as part of the client’s team in any new project to oversee the EPC’s work.Download PDF