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

Advantages of PreTurnaround and Baseline Scans

Posted by Margaret Bletsch

Jul 12, 2018 10:25:22 PM

Are you planning a scheduled turnaround and want to know the advantages of scanning before  and after your planned turnaround?

A Tru-Scan™ or Tru-Grid™ Scan will assist in defining and developing a turnaround critical path project scope at an early stage ensuring that your turnaround meets your goals. The most common use of gamma scans is to give process engineers and operations an online tool that results in understanding how a column is performing.  This data can be used in advance of a turnaround to identify tray or packing damage and other process problems without having to shut down the column for internal inspections. These results will fully prepare turnaround planners with the knowledge they need for critical path decisions that must be made prior to a shutdown. At other times the results from a Tru-Scan™ or Tru-Grid™ Scan can either justify an unscheduled shutdown or identify options that will enable a plant to continue operating until the next scheduled shutdown.   

Read more on how Tracerco scanning technologies can help to develop a plan for your turnaround planning.

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Topics: Gamma Scanning, gamma scan, quantitative analysis pack beds, liquid distribution, Tru-Grid Scan, PackView Analysis, density of liquid, packed bed performance analytics, Packed Beds, packed column, packed bed scan, packed bed towers, Suspected maldistribution in packed beds, Liquid maldistribution, tray fouling, fouling, turnaround schedules, turnarounds, turnaround planning, critical path

Remove any doubt about fouling issues found in trayed and packed towers.

Posted by Margaret Bletsch

Jun 4, 2018 5:37:55 PM

Diagnose and take control of fouling issues.Fouling_towers_web

In some processes a common problem that towers experience over a period of time is fouling of trays and packing with solid deposits. Fouling can cause conditions such as liquid maldistribution in packed columns or premature entrainment/flooding in trayed columns resulting in a loss of efficiency and an increase in operating pressure drop. Fouling may result from foreign material entering a column or from polymerization or decomposition occurring inside the column. The fouling may start under normal conditions or begin to build due to abnormal operating conditions.

Read more on how Tracerco scanning technologies can help to develop a plan to implement a routine maintenance programme for assets with fouling issues.

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Topics: Gamma Scanning, gamma scan, quantitative analysis pack beds, liquid distribution, Tru-Grid Scan, PackView Analysis, density of liquid, packed bed performance analytics, Packed Beds, packed column, packed bed scan, packed bed towers, Suspected maldistribution in packed beds, Liquid maldistribution, tray fouling, fouling

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

The top three questions we are asked about our tower scanning technology

Posted by Callum Grieves

Sep 29, 2016 10:01:29 AM


It is common in many oil refineries, chemical, ethanol and ammonia plants, for critical process equipment to experience problems. Issues in trayed towers such as internal tray damage, missing trays, plugged downcomers and tray foaming can all lead to off-spec production and in some cases, un-anticipated shutdowns. Scanning technology can help you avoid these scenarios by providing you with an assessment of your operating conditions, whilst your process equipment remains online. In this blog post we will feature the top three questions we are asked with regard to Trayed Towers and our Tru-Scan™ technology

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Topics: Process Diagnostics, Tru-Scan, Gamma Scanning, tower scan, tower scanning, tower gamma scan, FrothView, Tray Damage, tray fouling, flooded trays, Tray weeping, mechanical integrity, process equipment

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