Being our Brother’s keeper

Being our Brother’s keeper

Gentlemen,   I’m writing this to share a recent experience that happened a couple of weeks ago.   It was a little past my normal quitting time and I was in a hurry to get back to the room, where my wife was preparing a feast (our daily routine supper)(but nonetheless a warm meal).   I […]

Timely inspection reduces risk, increases safety

Timely inspection reduces risk, increases safety

A former vice president I worked for always told me to keep all interoffice memorandums to a half page, especially when it is addressed to a supervisor. “The information presented must have value,” she would emphasize. “It must portray a message, solve a problem or make a meaningful recommendation. And, if possible, include a picture […]

Water and oil do not mix

Water and oil do not mix

Periodic oil changes in refinery rotating equipment have become widely accepted as the most effective means of decreasing maintenance costs. However, routine oil changes do not guarantee optimum lubrication and operating performance. Optimum performance can only be achieved by changing oil “smarter.” See Figure 1. One way to change oil smarter is to ensure water […]