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Tracerco Diagnostics™ Invaluable insights for gas processing industries

World-leading online. Process Diagnostics™ With over 60 years’ experience, Tracerco’s range of diagnostic solutions provides gas processing industries with the insights they need to make informed decisions about their operations.

Process Diagnostics™
Tracerco’s ability to diagnose process problems allows you to optimise productivity and minimise costs. Our innovative technology helps you ‘see inside’ your processes without needing to shut down operations, and provides the insights you need to troubleshoot problems, reduce costs, and maximise your profits. Over the years, our technology and services have saved our gas processing customers millions.

Troubleshooting
Tracerco’s troubleshooting technology can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world from our global office network. Our insights can help you find the right solutions to your production problems quickly and with minimal disruption to your operations.

Baseline planning
Baseline scans can be used as a valuable reference to identify and monitor operating performance changes in a column over time. A baseline scan establishes a reference point, a historical marker for column performance. A baseline scan should be performed when the column is clean, known to be in good mechanical condition, and operating with no known problems. The data from a baseline scan enhances future scan sensitivity and allows more subtle operational changes to be identified.

Tower scanning
Tru-Scan™ and Tru-Grid™ Scan applications provide a quick, reliable, and economical method to reveal conditions such as flooding, tray froth heights, foaming, weeping, tray and packing damage, and liquid maldistribution. Scans are performed online, generally without any preparation to the tower, and with no removal of insulation.

Tracerco’s Tru-Scan™ and Tru-Grid™ Scan services are cost effective because they reduce off-spec production and equipment downtime. They are also routinely used to locate plant bottlenecks and optimise performance.

For trayed towers, FrothView™ uses gamma scan data to reliably measure total froth height on a tray. PackView™ uses gamma scan data to determine relative densities through packing that can be converted into liquid holdup fractions, as a quantitative measure of liquid maldistribution.

Pre-turnaround planning
Tracerco can detect specific maintenance needs before shutdown, allowing production planners to focus on the problem, acquire materials, and prepare before the system is shut down. Scheduling scans before a turnaround provides valuable insights that minimise costs and time.

Process systems with a history of fouling or tray damage benefit from pre-turnaround scans, verifying the need to order tower internals and avoid tray manufacturer’s emergency charges. They can also be used to plan and monitor the wash chemicals used to purge solids from a system.

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