Heat Exchanger Network Improvement Strategies with Refined Technologies
Heat exchangers can improve a system’s energy efficiency by transferring heat from systems where it is not needed to other systems where it can be usefully used. However, they have their share of challenges, including:
- competing priorities
- continuity and experience
- maintenance budget
- limited monitoring and KPIs
- status quo
Some issues commonly faced by refiners include fouling, and the management of technical challenges from a maintenance perspective. Kip Vann, Chief Digital Officer at Refined Technologies, goes into detail about how to address these issues, from understanding the various tools and techniques that can be utilized, to monitoring best practices that can be followed, to improve decision-making.