By Andrey Kostyukov
It’s well-known that the primary costs and losses in petroleum refining come from sudden failures of equipment. A distributed control system (DCS) supplies comprehensive information on the process and operation modes of the equipment. However, its health during operation escapes the attention of operators who continuously change process modes while controlling the process plant. Conventional solutions such as protection or condition monitoring systems are focused on the confining of consequences, but not on preventing breakdowns.
- What Digital Reliability and Real-Time Diagnostics mean
- What is the Real-Time Diagnostic COMPACS System
- How SROMM Technology – Safe Resource-saving Operation and Maintenance of Machinery converts engineering benefits into refinery’s profit