Inspection And Quality Control
Petrochemical companies are confronted daily with the need for greater equipment reliability and a decrease in the overall maintenance cost. The philosophy and objectives behind inspection and quality control of rotating machinery maintenance are discussed. The goal of Inspection and Quality Control is stated. Inspector and Quality Controller’s fundamental qualifications and duties are defined. The presentation also addresses key elements to help the maintenance program evolve from the present day symptom/cure syndrome to the identification and elimination of root cause problems. Some of the key elements that are identified are thorough documentation with field and shop repair cards, development of pump repair, removal, and installation standards, pump surveillance and audits, training the repair person to identify root cause problems and to take corrective action, and having each action occur at the proper time by the proper person. Setting minimum standards for equipment maintenance and implementing them with trained personnel can ensure that the work is done right the first time.
Babineaux, Joe H. (1989). Inspection And Quality Control. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from