Measuring the Difficult to Measure Symposium

Posted by Margaret Bletsch

Dec 3, 2018 8:26:44 PM

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Register to attend Tracerco's 2019 Innovative Process Diagnostics Symposium 
February 5, 2019 in Deer Park, Texas, USA - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
February 20 in Gonzales, Louisiana, USA - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

Learn from our team of experts how Tracerco's Process Diagnostic technologies can be applied to help improve plant operations in yourNew call-to-action facility. This symposium is designed to give refinery and chemical process personnel an understanding of how our products and services can be used to diagnose critical process issues. The symposium contains in-depth case studies illustrating how data obtained from our gamma scanning, nucleonic instruments and tracer technologies can be applied to help troubleshoot and resolve process plant problems. 

At the end of the symposium, Tracerco's panel of experts will host a Q&A session discussing the latest industry challenges and how to measure the difficult to measure process issues. 

Read more to learn about the session topics and download a copy of the invitation.

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Topics: Damage to vessel internals, trayed tower, PackView Analysis, mass transfer diagnostics, packed bed performance analytics, Tracer Study, exchanger bundle leak testing, chemical leak test, online leak detection, feed/effluent heat exchangers, off spec product, tomography scan, monitor wash bed coking, packed bed towers, packed bed scan, liquid distribution, quantitative analysis pack beds, packing mal-distribution, level detection devices, gamma scan, fcc services, verify flow meters, flow rate calculations, fugitive flare flow, Flow Study, flare flowrate data, flare gas meter, flare flow measurement, tray fouling, fccu studies, Process Diagnostics Technology, pipeline blockage, gamma scanning distillation columns, exchangers, solids buildup

How to determine the flowrate in flare lines: A case study

Posted by Nicola Porter

Nov 15, 2016 10:36:20 AM

Flowrate and leak testing applications, pipe scanning and meter proving services are fast, accurate and cost-effective methods to determine the flow of vapour, carryover of liquid, build-up of sludge and fouling materials in piping, as well as the calibration of flow meters.


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Topics: Process Diagnostics, Process Diagnostics Technology, process diagnostics technologies, process diagnostics systems, process systems, tracerco diagnostics, flare study, flare measurement, flare flow measurement, flare flow meter, flare gas flow meter, flare gas measurement, flare gas flow measurement, flare gas meter, gas flow meter proving, flare system tracers, flare gas meters, flare flowrate data, gas flow meter prover, gas meter proving techniques, excessive flare flow, Flow Study, flare flow, flowrate, flare lines

The top three questions we are asked about a Tracerco Diagnostics™ Flow Study

Posted by Callum Grieves

Nov 1, 2016 12:51:24 PM


The verification of flare gas flow rates is an ongoing issue for many hydrocarbon producers globally, with strict environmental legislation continuing to impact oil or chemical processes. In this blog post we will review how the use of a Tracerco Diagnostics™ Flow Study can allow you to verify and calibrate flare flow meters, and locate the source of any fugitive flare flow, ensuring effective environmental reporting, as well as process optimisation and reduced downtime.

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Topics: flowrate, flare flow, flare study, flare flow meter, flare measurement, flare gas meters, flare gas flow meter, flare gas flow measurement, excessive flare flow, flare system tracers, Process Diagnostics, Process Diagnostics Technology, gas flow meter proving, fugitive flare flow, flow rate calculations, calibrate flow meters, verify flow meters, environmental reporting

How to detect tray fouling and tray damage in a beer column: A case study

Posted by Nicola Porter

Oct 14, 2016 8:46:16 AM

Scanning technology can provide a valuable insight when critical process equipment is experiencing problems and producing off-spec product. Based on the results provided, the best course of action to correct the problem can be identified in the least amount of time in order to save valuable process system downtime.

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Topics: process diagnostics systems, process diagnostics technologies, Process Diagnostics, Process Diagnostics Technology, tray fouling, Tray Damage, process equipment, beer column, mechanical integrity, trayed columns, flooded trays, fouled trays, Tru-Scan, tower scanning, tower scan

Measuring the depth of refractory inside steel walls

Posted by Nicola Porter

Sep 14, 2016 10:03:00 AM

Every refinery invests a tremendous amount of time and money in planning a unit turnaround. Scheduling of the tasks, manpower and equipment has to be detailed and thorough. In order to plan, information is needed about the process system so that critical tasks can be planned to meet turnaround time constraints. Some of this condition-based information is gathered using tools such as gamma scans, radiography, ultrasonic probes, vibration monitors, acoustic sensors, and other non-destructive techniques whilst the process is still operating. It is vital to be aware of any internal damage to distillation columns, heat exchangers, reactors, and other vessels to avoid surprises that can disrupt the turnaround schedule. Each day of downtime is a day of lost production, so it is critical that a turnaround is not extended due to unexpected repair work.

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Topics: Process Diagnostics, Process Diagnostics Technology, process diagnostics technologies, tracerco diagnostics, process vessels, process pipes, refractory measurements, refractory depth, coke buildup, turnaround planning, shutdowns, turnarounds, shutdown planning, refractory lined pipes, refractory lined vessels, InDepth, coke deposits, turnaround schedules, refractory loss

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

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