There are dedicated reliability and maintenance crew members at Alyeska Pipeline Service's Valdez Marine Terminal in Alaska, but "burdensome systems, processes, and procedures" get in the way of them being able to effectively practice reliability-centered maintenance. So concluded a report of two former Alyeska managers hired by a citizens group to conduct an audit on the pipeline. "This audit reflects a number of failed processes and management systems which increase Alyeska's operational risk," the report noted.

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