Low observability of hidden destruction processes of production facilities condition caused by wear and wrong actions taken by the maintenance personnel is a fundamental reason of hazardous production facilities operational problems. The analysis of reliability of technological units of modern refinery and petrochemical complexes shows that more than ¾ of failures are machinery unit failures, high concentration of which often appears as a reason of accidents and production faults which cause unit downtime and reduce coefficients of technical use and readiness.
In order to fix this problem it is necessary to provide observability and assessment of unit condition during the manufacture and acceptance at the consumer plants, during repair in special departments of enterprises, during the assembly of units and their operation. The observability of failure development requires constant diagnostics with an automatic delivery of objective results independently from the will of executive personnel to the personnel responsible for the machinery operation. The condition diagnostic and monitoring system should reveal the failures and provide supervision for their development and timely warn the personnel about the necessity of machinery decommissioning for repair or its emergency shutdown.
The article reviews the current state standards of the Russian Federation, and the standards of the professional public organizations developed by the authors. These standards define the basic requirements for condition monitoring of the equipment at hazardous production facilities which can underlie the transition to risk monitoring of hazardous production facilities.
Kostyukov V.N., Naumenko A.P., Kostyukov An.V., Boychenko S.N., Kostyukov Al.V. Standards in the field of condition monitoring and diagnostics of hazardous production facilities // Safety of industry labor. - 2012. - № 7. - pp. 30-36
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