Condition monitoring and condition based maintenance of static equipment at the Kårstø processing plant
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This master thesis is looking into the feasibility of implementing Condition Monitoring (CM), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and principles from Integrated Operations (IO) on static equipment at the Kårstø Processing Plant (KPP). It consists of a literature study seeking for the state of the art; and then a study of the KPP, searching for the most relevant system or equipment that could benefit from such a combination of activities. The chosen unit for further studies was a Brazed Aluminium Plate-Fin Multiple Heat Exchanger (BAMHE), and a system for CM is described. The BAMHE was chosen due to its complex nature and the uncertainty related to how different working conditions affect its remaining life time. The system suggested for CM is not complete, but gives a conceptual idea and some concrete examples.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology : industrial asset management