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Meeting Date and Time: November 10, 2011
Meeting Location: LyondellBasell Training Facility
317 Allen Genoa
Pasadena, Texas 77017
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Meeting Title: Relief Valve Reliability – Inspection / Test Interval Optimization
Meeting Description: This presentation will cover the overall goals and objectives of a relief device reliability program. A disciplined approach to detecting and resolving relief device issues is emphasized. A method to track and evaluate relief device reliability and to optimize the inspection and test interval will be discussed. Optimization of the relief device interval must account for the potential human factor or system errors which can exceed the mechanical un-availability of a particular device. The factors that affect relieve valve reliability and their impact on inspection intervals will be discussed.

Speaker: RALPH E. KING SENIOR ENGININEERING ADVISOR, MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT – AMERICAS – LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
Ralph E. King is a 33-year experienced mechanical engineer with a broad range of technical experiences. During his career he has gained a broad range of engineering experiences including maintenance / reliability engineering, process / production engineering and process safety. Ralph’s current responsibilities include providing staff technical support for reliability engineering, equipment fitness-for-service evaluations, fixed equipment design, selection and evaluation and leading process hazards evaluations. Ralph has a BSME degree from the University of Houston. You can contact Ralph at: [email protected]


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