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Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability by Fred K. Geitner, Heinz P. Bloch

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CHAPTER 15
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Maintenance and Operations Interfaces
Close cooperation between maintenance and operations personnel is an absolute requirement to ensure reliability and availability of reciprocating compressors. Operating and maintenance technicians must make a certain number of joint decisions well in advance. These two functional groups must also reach a firm understanding on who will be responsible for data taking on compression equipment. Over the decades, the best and most profitable facilities have opted to assign data collection to the operators. Corrective action steps requiring tools are assigned to the maintenance technicians.
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