Conventional heat transfer equipment is causing an unnecessary drain on British industry, according to a new white paper published on 31 October.
‘Corrosion, cracking, and downtime: the failure of heat transfer in industrial applications’ highlights how the design of conventional heat transfer equipment is leading to unplanned downtime, increased maintenance costs, and spiralling production costs in a wide variety of industries.
The report explains how the problems faced by engineers and maintenance teams, which include thermal stress, dew point corrosion, and single tube failure, are even forcing many to completely bypass their malfunctioning heat transfer equipment, thus eluding any potential benefits.
With engineers at processing plants around the country well aware of the impact these issues are having on their business’s bottom line, a problem-solution approach is needed for operational costs to be reduced and targets met.
Produced by Mike Griffin, Emerging and Innovative Technology Manager Northern Europe at Spirax Sarco, the white paper stresses how effective energy transfer is a basic prerequisite for the success of many industrial processes and goes on to identify modern technology, which is capable of making heat transfer equipment work much more effectively.
Commenting on the launch of the report, Mike Griffin said: “All too often, heat transfer equipment appears to be letting British industry down by failing to deliver the promised efficiencies and emissions reductions.
“While engineers have quite rightly been left very frustrated, help is now at hand with a new generation of heat transfer equipment which promises to finally deliver. Our report will detail exactly how this equipment can work much more efficiently and productively while making major disruption to processing plants a thing of the past.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/02112016/conventional-heat-transfer-equipment-is-failing-the-british-industry/