June 2002

Performance Monitoring

Increase plant productivity through online performance monitoring

The technology can increase production by 1 - 3% and reduce unplanned maintenance costs by 10 - 30%

White, D. C., Emerson Process Management

The process industries have always been concerned with improving reliability of major equipment and avoiding unscheduled production slowdowns or shutdowns. As process plants get larger, the financial implications of even relatively short production outages are quite high. Reliable and efficient equipment operation is essential for profitable production. Performance of process equipment, such as compressors, heaters, heat exchangers and columns, often deteriorates with time due to wear and tear and fouling, and this deterioration has significant economic implications. In addition, deterioration in process equipment performance in conjunction with traditional condition monitoring

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