Answers for Heat Exchanger Fouling Questions

One only has to do a Twitter search on the hashtag #Reliability to see how often the topic is discussed from a process manufacturing and production standpoint. The reliability of plant assets affects overall production levels, quality, safety, environmental compliance, and overall costs.

Alcino Beirão Business Development Manager

Alcino Beirão
Business Development Manager

Emerson’s Alcino Beirão will be presenting and addressing questions on the reliability of heat exchangers in an online webinar, Heat Exchanger Health Monitoring on September 25, 2014.

The webinar will run twice during the European day at 10:30 and 14:30 CEST. For those in the Americas, the second will be at 8:30am EDT. You can register for the webinar here.

Heat exchangers are common in many types of production processes and these units can foul over time. This fouling can directly affect production capacity, maintenance/cleaning costs, energy usage, and the plant’s overall carbon footprint.

Alcino will highlight ways that automated heat exchanger monitoring and trending can help you optimize exchanger cleaning and maintenance and see up to a 10% reduction in energy and capacity loss.

He will discuss the root cause and effect of common heat exchanger problems and its business impact. Technology advances such as IEC 62591 wireless devices can be incorporated for effective heat exchanger health monitoring. Alcino will share how to financially justify a heat exchanger monitoring program based its impact.

If your process includes heat exchangers, join in and bring your questions for Alcino and the Emerson team.

Also, if you’d like to connect and interact with other reliability professionals, join the Asset Optimization, Maintenance and Reliability track of the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

One comment so far

  1. Jonas Berge says:

    I personally agree that instrumenting ‘dumb’ assets like heat exchangers with WirelessHART transmitters is the way to go. Additionally you need software to interpret the raw data to provide actionable information; to clean or not to clean. This software can either be the asset management system or the plant historian (PIMS). Learn more from these articles;
    Beyond the Control Room
    http://www.ceasiamag.com/article/beyond-the-control-room/10658

    Second Layer of Automation
    http://www.ceasiamag.com/article/second-layer-of-automation/10354

    Maintenance with a Hart
    http://www.ceasiamag.com/article/maintenance-with-a-hart/9894

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