The difference between troubleshooting, optimization, and debottlenecking
How to recognize trouble when it is occurring
How to develop a methodical approach to troubleshooting
To recognize how different components of a facility interact with each other, and the significance of these interactions
How to gather, validate, and utilize the data needed for troubleshooting
The criteria to be considered for identifying the best solution when several feasible solutions are available
- Typical causes of problems, and their solutions, for the main types of processes and equipment used in the chemical industry
Process Equipment Malfunctions offers proven techniques for finding and fixing process plant problems and contains details on failure identification. Diagnostic tips, examples, and illustrations help to pinpoint and correct faults in the chemical process and petroleum refining equipment. Complex math has been omitted. An essential resource for plant operators and process engineers, this training workshop is based on the faculties long career in field troubleshooting process problems.
Troubleshooting of chemical plants is required to restore or improve on-line time and production capacity, achieve specification of product, by-products and waste streams, reduce safety hazards, improve yields, reduce consumption of utilities, auxiliary chemicals and meet environmental standards. This program will outline a systematic approach to troubleshooting.
TROUBLESHOOTING of CHEMICAL PLANTS
Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems
02 Days Training Agenda
Classification of Trouble: Different categories like product specifications, process parameters, material consumption, etc.
Identification of Troubles: Top-down & Bottom-up approach, Levels of trouble statements
Introduction to tools & techniques: 5 Whys, Fishbone diagram
Steps of Troubleshooting: Trouble identification, Preventive action, Cause determination, Trouble correction
Chemical Plant Troubleshooting Exercise: For a chemical plant not getting desired capacity
Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting Exercise: Pump not delivering liquid at desired capacity
Distillation Column Troubleshooting Exercise: Production quality is not achieved
Troubleshooter Skills: Identification of skills required for good Troubleshooter.
o Engineering Approach for Trouble Identification
o Appropriate Preventive Action
o Cause Determination at its Entry Level
o Corrective Action by Engineering Analysis
Case Studies – Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pump, Distillation System, etc.