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EVENT REPORTED by SAM GUARD®

SAM GUARD®  detected significant deviations in the 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 the SAM GUARD® alert the device was cleaned and the values ​​returned to normal.

COST / DOWNTIME AVOIDED

This part is related to the torch. A malfunctioning device that is not found on time may constitute an event in terms of environmental issues.

Following the SAMGUARD® alert, the plant team discovered and fixed the faulty device on time.

Asset PriorityConsequence of FailureMaintenance TimelineImpact (%)Total Points$
331100%910K<X<100K

POTENTIAL SAVINGS  – 10,000$ – 100,000$

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

“Without SAM GUARD® detection the plant would not be aware of a malfunctioning valve that could eventually lead to an environmental issue that could be prevented easily at an early time.”