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TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM

Scan
An on-line diagnostic
technique that enables
the contents of vessels, pipes
and headers to be determined VAPOUR
non-intrusively, with on impact
ORGANIC
on production. The technique
WATER
is able to accurately determine SLUDGE

bulk levels, emulsions, foams BACKSCATTER SIGNAL

and deposits.
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Technology
Density measurement
Gamma transmission
Function of material density & thickness
Hydrogenous Material
Neutron back-scatter
Function of hydrogen content of material
Non-intrusive detectors
External to vessel
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Features
Determines all phases
Bulk Levels
Liquids
Solids
Emulsions
Interfaces
Foams
Deposits
Liquids
Solids
+/- 1cm
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Features
Determines all phases
Non-intrusive
No effect on production
process
No need for any vessel or pipe
preparation
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Features
Determines all phases
Non-intrusive
Immediate results
Interim report on site
Final report within days
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Features
Determines all phases
Non-intrusive
Immediate results
Rapid data collection
Hand held equipment
Mobile & robust
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Features
Determines all phases
Non-intrusive
Immediate results
Rapid data collection
Suitable for all vessel & pipes
Insulation
Thick walled
Pipe-in-pipe
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Benefits
Identify optimal conditions
Process parameters
Bulk levels
Interfaces
Immediate results
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Benefits
Identify optimal conditions
Optimise maintenance
Optimise shutdown
Frequency
Duration
Pin-point requirement
Mechanical Integrity
Identify replacement requirements
Process issues
Key parameters
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Benefits
Identify optimal conditions
Optimise maintenance
On-line instrument
calibration
Level gauges
Interface gauges
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Case study 1 - Vent header - UK facility
Problem
Pressure drop across vent header increasing
Suspected deposits from process
Header length 40 meters
Full access
Location unknown
Extent unknown
Small deposits over full length
Large deposits over short length
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
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Case study 1 - Vent header - UK facility
Options
Shut down header (& process)
Investigate the header
Identify blockages and remove
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Non-intrusive inspection
Identify blockages off-line
Propose solution
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Case study 1 - Vent header - UK facility
Results
40 meters inspected
1 day
Two engineers
Deposits Identified
4 locations
3 bends
1 expansion
Various thickness'
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Case study 1 - Vent header - UK facility
Outcome
Initially
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM Scan repeated
monthly to monitor build up
Shutdown
Header inspected
Key points only
Shutdown period minimised
No need for inspection
Quantity of waste known
TRACERCO DiagnosticsTM
Scan
An on-line diagnostics
technique that enables
the contents of vessels, pipes
and headers to be determined VAPOUR
non-intrusively, with on impact
ORGANIC
on production. The technique
WATER
is able to accurately determine SLUDGE

bulk levels, emulsions, foams BACKSCATTER SIGNAL

and deposits.