March 6, 2023
MALFUNCTION CATION CONDUCTIVITY DEVICE – CASE STUDY
EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®
SAM GUARD® detected a significant increase in cation conductivity in the condensate water.
MAINTENANCE TEAM FINDINGS
Following the SAM GUARD® alert, it was found that the cation conductivity device was malfunctioning. In addition, the specs in the control room were changed and there was no chance to catch this issue without any alert.
COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED
The presence of cations in condensate water has a significant impact on the quality of the process and the final product. Finding a malfunctioning device on time prevents a major issue in the future.
“A great event that helped to identify a multifunction device and to detect changes in specifications that should not have been made in the control room.”