March 16, 2023
CONDENSATOR OPERATION – CASE STUDY
EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®
SAM GUARD® detected a problem with condensate outlet temperature of a secondary cooler was dropping gradually over the last six months.
It reached the lowest value of 2°C by 27.01.22. The temperature is dependent on the upstream air cooler temperature regulation.
MAINTENANCE TEAM FINDINGS
The temperature regulation is very prominent for the production engineers to do a deeper analysis.
After the shutdown last year in August 2022, the set point of the upstream control valve was set cold that nothing condensed at the downstream cooler.
COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED
Earlier alert helped with preventing the complete valve failure.
“It was an interesting event from a process monitoring perspective and helps with optimal control of assets.”