May 11, 2023
SERIOUS INCREASE IN PRESSURE – CASE STUDY
EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®
SAM GUARD® detected a significant increase in Differentials Pressure and immediately notified the client.
Due to internal delays in the plant, this assignment was not fulfilled on time, and something worse happened two weeks later that could have been avoided.
MAINTENANCE TEAM FINDINGS
Following the SAM GUARD® alert, the plant team found out that the filter is clogged but as they were taking the time, it was too late, and they had to clean the column too. If they had delayed any longer in changing the filter, a more severe clogging would have occurred which would have caused severe blockages in the stripper and a sudden shutdown.
COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED
The plant team was unaware that the Differentials Pressure was rising rapidly and that a clogged filter in the stripper could be causing the column to become clogged. If the facility team would´ve acted in a timely manner, they could´ve greatly reduce downtime as they wouldn’t have to clean the column, just replace the filter.
“Without SAM GUARD® detection the plant would not be aware that they need to change the filter of the stripper and wash the Column as soon as possible in order to avoid a sudden shutdown.”