ASME B73.1m Pump Reliability Program Formation - A Data Based Approach
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Data are being used to determine business decisions in this day of competitive business. In years past, many business decisions have been made without the data to support them. Today, with the use of new computer programs, maintenance engineers can use this information to focus on which equipment generates the most work orders. Analysis shows that pumps are at the top of the list for rotating equipment work orders. A pump improvement program has been initiated to reduce pump work orders, resulting in new specifications for baseplates, piping, and grouting. Proper installation and application of ASME B73.1M pumps have resulted in a significant reduction in work orders over four years on 91 pumps that were installed or reinstalled to new standards. The computerized maintenance system, reliability program implementation, standards development, and the results and conclusions of applying the reliability program to 91 ASME B73.1M pumps are reviewed.
Hrivnak, Steven J. (1996). ASME B73.1m Pump Reliability Program Formation - A Data Based Approach. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from