September 14, 2023
Significant decrease in water flow – CASE STUDY
EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®
A significant decrease in the water flow towards the heat exchanger, which has worsened on the following week.
MAINTENANCE TEAM FINDINGS
Due to SAM GUARD® alert the plant team discovered that the filters prior the heat exchangers were clogged and there were no other way to know that at such an early stage because there are only local pressure drop gauges on these filters.
COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED
Following SAM GUARD® the plant team took several actions:
•The filters for returning the gas to the torch were cleaned
•The completion of treated water, which was required to maintain a normal temperature, was closed.
•Updated new values for flow alerts in the control room
“An Excellent alert by SAM GUARD® that would not have been discovered otherwise. Following the alert, a lot of money was saved on water consumption and early detection of clogged filters that could lead to part failure.”