Think of us as more than your tower scan provider

Posted by Margaret Bletsch

Sep 20, 2018 9:52:39 PM

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You may recognize Tracerco as the world leader in providing a wide range of scanning applications, but we would like to provide you some insight as to how we are the industry leader in tracer studies, heat exchanger leak testing, flowrate measurements, gas meter proving, monitoring for pipe blockage and FCC studies.

If you are looking to isolate mystery flare flows, detect heat exchanger leaks, optimize your desalter or to detect blockages within your piping system, Tracerco has the technology that can provide you with all the information you need.

If you would like to schedule an onsite presentation to learn more about our Process Diagnostic technologies or receive case studies on how our tracer and specialty scan technologies are able to help minimize unit downtime and optimize processes, please click here to submit your request.

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Topics: liquid distribution, density of liquid, Suspected maldistribution in packed beds, Liquid maldistribution, feed/effluent heat exchangers, chemical leak test, online leak detection, off spec product, exchanger bundle leak testing, Tracer Study, tomography scan, delayed coke drum, coker optimization, coke drum, fcc services, verify flow meters, fugitive flare flow, flare lines, flare flow, excessive flare flow, Flow Study, gas meter proving techniques, flare system tracers, fluid catalytic cracking unit, fcc unit process, fcc troubleshooting, fcc diagnostics, leaking exchangers, optimising plant production

How to identify deposits inside the riser of a FCCU

Posted by Nicola Porter

Aug 15, 2016 8:34:26 AM

In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units), the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the riser.

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Topics: Process Diagnostics, optimising plant processing, optimising plant production, Process Diagnostics Technology, plant processing, process diagnostics technologies, tracerco diagnostics, Catalytic cracking, cracking unit, fcc, fcc cracking, fcc diagnostics, fcc riser, fcc process, fcc troubleshooting, fccu process, fcc unit, fcc units, fcc unit process, fccu studies, fccu unit refinery, fluid catalytic cracking diagnostics, fluid catalytic cracking services, fluid catalytic cracking unit

How to diagnose liquid maldistribution in packed beds: A case study - Part 1

Posted by Nicola Porter

May 12, 2016 8:52:49 AM

This post is the first of the "Diagnosing liquid maldistribution inside packed beds" series.

A challenge to process engineers is diagnosing liquid maldistribution problems inside packed beds that can cause severe mass transfer efficiency loss. In industrial distillation columns, common examples of the cause of liquid maldistribution are design, manufacture or installation defects of distributors as well as damage, plugging and process disturbance of packed beds.

In this latest blog, we will explain using a case study approach how Tracerco's scanning technologies can be used to diagnose suspected maldistribution in packed beds.

The first step to determine liquid maldistribution in a packed column is to perform a Tracerco Tru-Grid™ Scan to provide an initial look at the liquid distribution in the packing.  A Tru-Grid™ scan consists of four equal-distant chords, one through each quadrant of the tower. Under ideal conditions and uniform liquid loadings, each scan plot will overlay closely with all others.

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Topics: optimising plant processing, process systems, plant processing, scanning technology, Process Diagnostics, Gamma Scanning, Distillation Column Performance, packed column performance, distillation tower scanning, annular liquid distribution, Liquid maldistribution, packed column, Tru-Grid Scan, distillation column maintenance, Tracerco technologies, optimising plant production, Suspected maldistribution in packed beds

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