October 24, 2023
A Significant Deviations in Tip Pilot Gas Pressure Valve- CASE STUDY
EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®
SAM GUARD® detected a Significant deviations in TIP PILOT GAS pressure valve at the entrance to the torch. The valve is closed to 30% instead of 20% with no change in SP and no significant impact on the present value.
MAINTENANCE TEAM FINDINGS
The plant team wasn’t aware of that abnormal event. It was found out that the controller was dirty and presented wrong values. Due to SAM GUARD® alert the device was cleaned and the values returned to a normal.
COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED
This part is related to the torch. A malfunction device that is not found on time may constitute an event in terms of environmental issue.
Following the SAMGUARD® alert, the plant team discovered and fixed the faulty device on time.
Potential savings – 10,000$ – 100,000$
|Asset Priority||Consequence of Failure||Maintenance Timeline||Impact (%)||Total Points||$|
“Without SAM GUARD® detection the plant would not be aware of a malfunction valve that could eventually lead to an environmental issue that could be prevented easily on an early time.”