New smart pigging technology is now available that offers extensive insights on fouling that is useful for a process engineer as they optimize the plant.
With an effective IR thermometry health monitoring program, operators can manage the mechanical integrity of fired heaters and optimize production rates.
We now have the ability to get repeatable, accurate and reliable infrared temperatures for fired heaters. Not only that but these values can be obtained by any trained infrared thermographer utilizing any fired heater applicable instrument.
Quest Integrity’s heater optimization solution provided this plant with a highly effective approach to optimizing the performance and reliability of its PNG Preheater coils, minimizing downtime and maximizing production and furnace profitability.
Periodic in-line inspection is a sensible strategy for managing the long-term condition of steam cracking furnace convection sections. Applying Quest Integrity’s Header Delivery System on furnaces that were previously deemed as un-inspectable with smart pigging technology has opened up the opportunity for a cleaning and comprehensive assessment of a coil’s condition.
The combination of pigging valves and ILI technology significantly expands the reach of maintenance and internal integrity programs beyond the reach of what either technology could achieve alone.
By: Ron Maurier and Dan Revelle, Quest Integrity
As seen in the January 2019 issue of World Pipelines Magazine.
By: Dan Drabble and Charles Thomas, Quest Integrity
As seen in the October 2018 issue of World Fertilizer Magazine.
World Pipelines asked a number of companies to discuss issues regarding pigging for oil and gas midstream pipelines. Quest Integrity’s Dan Revelle offers insight on the industry.