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Guidelines for Mothballing Process Plants

Corrosion in an idle process plant may be reduced by the judicious selection and application of preservatives so that the plant may be recommissioned. This manual provides information on which to base a mothballing program for a selected shutdown period at the lowest cost, and with the fewest problems when a plant is returned to service.

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Reliability Guidelines for Flexible Hoses

The Reliability Guidelines for Flexible Hoses describes the life cycle best practices for maintaining and improving the reliability and safety of flexible chemical process hose applications. The focus of these guidelines is on a hose management program that encompasses Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance (MIQA) principles for hose applications, such as establishing and documenting the design basis for a hose, procurement practices including auditing of suppliers, tagging and labelling, inspection/replacement decision making, in-service inspection and testing, and common failure modes, to name a few examples.

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Tube Wall Temperature Measurement in Fired Process Heaters

The central problem is that of measuring tube-wall surface temperature in direct fired process heaters under production conditions. Two methods are examined: thermocouples directly contacting the tube and radiation thermometers. The goal of the study is to assess current practices and to formulate recommendations for further development of the measurement technology.