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Unformatted text preview: d to go. And we determined that by performing condition‐based monitoring, and in seeing any changes, whether it be through reaction times or pressure, that we can determine whether this is worthy for work or whether we need to be looking at replacing this piece of equipment. 369 Stringfellow further explained: To take some of this equipment and disassemble it and inspect it and then put it back into service ‐ you have to look at maintenance history, and that’s something that I think that, you know, that you’re not aware of, of the things that we’ve seen in the past to build this condition‐based monitoring, which we put a lot of time and effort into for this equipment. By doing this, we feel that we cut risk of taking – we’ve had brand‐new pieces of equipment go into service and fail. It’s called infant mortality. 370 And – and – and we can get off into this and into much deeper talk – you know, discussions. But, again, what we see right here in the way that we’re doing this, we feel that we have a piece of equipment down there that will do what it’s designed to do. 371 Most of the maintenance done by Transocean as a result of condition‐ based monitoring occurs when a drilli...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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