Don’t Do This!
These are some of the worst process safety management (PSM) practices we have seen. Don’t make these mistakes.
Use Thermography to Expose What’s Hidden
Don’t be kept in the dark. Use thermal imaging to reveal the true colors of your process upset.
REACTIONS AND SEPARATIONS
Use Downcomer Gamma Scans to Troubleshoot Your Process
Downcomer scanning can provide valuable information to diagnose your tower. In particular, these scans are useful for determining the mechanism of flooding — one of the most common problems encountered in distillation columns. Follow these guidelines to avoid pitfalls.
BACK TO BASICS
Improve Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Performance
Employ the maintenance practices outlined here to increase the cooling capacity of your air-cooled heat exchangers.
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