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  • Catalytic reformer audits: 13.5% furnace efficiency increase

    In this episode, Larry Emch, Furnace Efficiency Specialist from IGS, joins us again to discuss a project where his team audited furnaces and heaters at an oil and gas site, identifying inefficiencies and offering solutions for increased production, including a notable 13.5% improvement, ...

  • How a plant stopped CFB boiler tube repairs from 500 to 0

    In this audio case study, we'll talk about the changing maintenance strategy of the power plant operating two Circulating Fluidized Bed boilers. In 2015, they required 500 tube repairs across their units, leading to severe production disruptions. We'll explain why their boiler reliability ...

  • How a pulp and paper CFB boiler mitigated extreme erosion and saved long-term costs

    In this audio case study, we discuss a situation at a Gulf Coast chemical plant where an ethylene furnace encountered a hot spot challenge, requiring prompt action.

  • HVTS eliminates waste heat recovery boiler corrosion at copper smelter

    In this audio case study, we'll talk about the changing maintenance strategy of the power plant operating two Circulating Fluidized Bed boilers. In 2015, they required 500 tube repairs across their units, leading to severe production disruptions. We'll explain why their boiler reliability ...

  • Hydrotreater efficiency increase during turnaround

    A refinery faced a challenge during a turnaround project in 2022, aiming to enhance hydrotreater efficiency with a unique convection section configuration dedicated solely to boiler feed water heating, lacking process coils. This setup presented an opportunity to maximize processing efficiency ...

  • Larry Emch from IGS: Energy efficiency in furnaces

    In this episode, Larry Emch, IGS Furnace Efficiency Specialist, shares the story of a site tackling excessive fuel usage and high emissions in their Steam Methane Reformer.

  • SMARTGard HVTS Solution: Pulp Mill CFB Boiler Goals Achieved

    In this episode of "Efficiency and Reliability," learn how a Pulp Mill in the South Eastern United States overcame operational challenges to achieve their critical maintenance goals, including increasing boiler reliability, extending outage cycles, and reducing mechanical repairs, all ...

  • Solving coating issues in a carbon capture and storage project amidst new yearholidays

    A critical issue arose during the construction of a groundbreaking direct air capture facility in the US Gulf Coast, risking the project timeline and costing over $500k per day in delays, as a particular coating specification for a vessel proved inadequate for the required environment ...

  • SS chloride stress corrosion cracking in critical process assets

    In this episode of the Efficiency and Reliability Podcast, we delve into how, in 2013, IGS was assigned a significant task: addressing Corrosion Under Insulation (CSCC) in six critical process vessels situated offshore in the Arabian Sea. These vessels, consisting of four discharge drums ...