In the course of long-term theoretical and experimental researches the condition monitoring system for the refinery machine and column-storage equipment, which implements the concept of the real-time equipment operation on its technical condition, has been developed. High-precise diagnostics, built-in expert system for recognition of the defects main classes ensured the effective monitoring and the equipment technical condition forecast with an automatic issuance of regulations on equipment maintenance and their execution control. Refineries equipping with such monitoring systems increases safety and operational efficiency, as convincingly shown by the results of its maintenance: a significant reduction of sudden failures, a fourfold decrease of repairs, and the total savings from the implementation of the monitoring system are more than $6 million per year along with 1,5 months payback period.
The article shows a cause-and-effect relation between the situational costs increase, depending on the observability of the equipment condition, and the personnel actions. The analysis of the typical refinery equipment condition and its repair is shown. The concept of the equipment condition monitoring is revealed. The application of the comprehensive monitoring system COMPACS® is described to ensure the safe equipment operation on hazardous industrial facilities by real-time receiving the operational information about past, current and projected technical condition of equipment. The SM™-technology use in refineries production management has been presented.
Kostyukov V.N., Kostyukov A.V. Improving the refineries operational efficiency based on equipment condition monitoring // Oil & gas Journal. - 2009. - p. 57-64
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