Reliability engineering unit conducted comprehensive and detailed study of machinery lubrication systems for salt water injection pumps and gas compressors operating at various facilities of north Ghawar producing department of Saudi Aramco to achieve lubrication excellence.
As a part of lubrication study, data from the following sources was collected, analyzed and gaps were addressed for better contamination control to enhance equipment reliability and compliance KPI.
2017 corporate lubrication KPI report issued by CSD.
Benchmarking between NGPD and ShGP Department.
RU field assessment during 3rd quarter of 2018.
Study reveals that improper sample collection, oil mixing, improper sampling point, old fashion breather design, insufficient operator's knowledge and skills set and unavailability of lubricant cleaning services are key identified areas which were addressed and proper corrective actions were implemented through management of change process.
As the result of partial implementation of conducted study, we have achieved 92.25% compliance target in second quarter of 2019 which is very good success rate of indicating positive trend with the cost saving of Cost saving of $112,844.
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