Jitendra Purwar

Senior Reliability Professional with Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF) with 25 years of acknowledged experience in managing Rotating Equipment Reliability.

Al Jubail Saudi Arabia

Machinery Condition Monitoring Maintenance Management Rotating Equipment Troubleshooting

• Worked for both short-term as well as Long-term Reliability of Rotating Equipment & associated systems

• Extensive experience in Maintenance Reliability & Engineering support to Operation & Maintenance groups

• Seasoned in orchestrating strategies for Rotating Equipment performance & Condition-based Maintenance with a proven track record in wielding Reliability prediction

• Handled Integrated Reliability Monitoring & Maintenance Management program and high impacting failure cases meticulously

• Inured in facilitating reliability improvement, RCA, Incident investigations, management of change issues, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) studies, FMEA and bad actor elimination

• Experienced in coordinating with OEM & Vendors to facilitate technical support, latest technology & equipment support. 

• Experienced in coordinating with OEM & Vendors to facilitate technical support, latest technology & equipment support.

• Presently associated with Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company (SASREF) as Senior Reliability Engineer

• Insightful knowledge & exposure of Process Safety, CMMS(SAP, Meridium), Shell DEP Standards & Guidelines, API standards, Mechanical Engineering principals & calculations

• A strategist & accomplished leader with recognized adroitness in working with all personnel across levels and taking accountability for individual and team contribution as a whole 


Senior Engineer (Reliability) at Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company

Mar 2017 - Present

• Translating corporate goals into departmental key focus areas, developing and implementing their perusal strategies; undertaking Reliability risk assessment and managing mitigation plans • Developing the facility-wide Reliability management philosophy and strategies that include Risk Ranking, Maintenance Routines and prioritization of equipment with single failure points, as well as a repair strategy to mitigate risk • Planning, budgeting, administering and implementing the strategies, thereby defining, measuring, monitoring and benchmarking performance milestones & KPIs • Spearheading reliability engineering improvements to rotating equipment and providing support • Evolving Asset management strategy and reliability improvement programs based on RCM principles to ensure the integrity of equipment and mitigation of all identified risks • Leading & facilitating teams for performing Equipment Criticality analysis, RCM Study/FMEA Risk Assessment, ERM, HAZOP, Equipment strategies and RAM • Managing Business process re-engineering for a large diversified and aged business organization; developing and implementing asset surveillance plan for rotating equipment • Providing advisory & expert services on maintenance & troubleshooting of equipment & associated systems • Interfacing with Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, Engineering and defect elimination to determine resources and cost requirements to strategy enhancement solutions • Leading, motivating, developing and assessing the assigned team to achieve business objectives and grow capability HIGHLIGHTS • Active and recognized contribution in Corporate Reliability Excellence drive-  Led Simplified RCM workshops of 30 single line & 44 spared Rotary Equipment  Spearheaded the spare parts rationalization, inventory modeling & Structured Bills of Materials project for 125 C1 & C2 critical Equipment  Feted with Special Recognition Award for conducting SASREF wide Finfans reliability & performance study • Acted as subject matter expert of Rotating equipment and provided solutions for chronic Reliability problems

Senior Engineer Planning at Bahrain National Gas Company , Bahrain

Apr 2007 - Jul 2007

 Managed the corrective, Preventive, Predictive & Shutdown maintenance Planning & scheduling, Spare parts management for shutdown requirement. Assisted the procurement of Insurance & critical spares. Prepared KPIs & monthly Maintenance report.

Team Leader Rotating Equipment Reliability at Reliance Industries Limited , India

Sep 1993 - Feb 2007

• Acted as subject matter expert for Site Rotating Equipment Reliability • Supported the procurement & monitored the installation & commissioning of upgraded Siemens Steam Turbines 2 x 11.5 MW in the year 2016 (including Selection/Techno-commercial Evaluation/TQ preparation/FAT/SAT) • Spearheade the Overhauls & flawless startup of 05 Dresser Rand multistage centrifugal compressors in Jan 2016 Turnaround • Provided resolution to the 11.5 MW CG Steam Turbine's Governor hunting issue • Anchored the root cause analysis of high moisture ingress issue (>6000 ppm) in C3R Lube Oil System • Played a key role in re-organizing the Bad Actors Management System and developing systems & practices for Mech seal maintenance & reliability; achieved Seal failure reduction by more than 60% in FY 2014/15, 2015/16 & 2016/17 • Achieved failure reduction target of Small Driver Steam Turbines by 50% by bad actor management, 2014-2017 • Secured the upgrade of Oil Ring seals to Dry Gas seals in Dresser Rand Ethylene Refrigeration Compressor • Reduced:  25% in annual cost by facilitating the lube oil consumption optimization project  Grades leading to better Oil management & inventory optimization and rationalized the site Lube Oil grades from 126 to 33 in the year 2013-2014 • Monitored the plant condition including vibration analysis activities for targeted 98.5% compliance • Formulated spare parts strategies for Rotating Equipment including stock levels and ensured the quality preservation of capital spares including rotors (40 no.) & critical spares (650 no.) • Supported & participated in fitness for service evaluation of new & repaired Rotating Equipment/parts • Managed RCM, RCA, FMEA studies on APM platform (Meridium)


Design of Process Equipment at MNNIT , India

May 1991 - May 1993

Mechanical Engineering at MNNIT , India

May 1984 - May 1988