These articles are written by Fred K Geitner, a highly experienced and well regarded machinery engineer and author. His career in the Oil and Gas Industry in refining, petro-chemicals and transmission pipelines. He has some 8 books that he has co-authored with Heinz P Bloch and numerous columns published in “Pipeline and Gas Technology”. Many of those articles are as relevant today as when first published. With Fred’s permission we are including them here for the use of our readers.
If you are interested in his books on Equipment Reliability, Process Plant Equipment Maintenance, Compressors and Failure Analysis, then you can find them on Amazon: Fred Geitner’s Books
Turbo-compressor Gas Seals: PL&G0103. Experience with dry running gas seals in high speed critical turbo-machinery.
We want it right away: PL&G0109R This article is about the risks of waiting to do a repair on redundant systems.
No news is good news: PL&G0206R Do you always need the OEM representative on site?
Machinery Operators: PL&G0209 About not overlooking operator training to ensure reliable operations.
Inspection Frequencies: PL&G0412 Determining inspection frequencies for age related and random failures.
ODR and PdM: PL&G0512 Operator driven reliability and its relationship with Predictive Maintenance.
Not so “auxiliary” systems: PL&G0603 Buffer gas systems are critical to success with gas seals – some lessons.