The Procon Boiler Acoustic Steam Leak Detection System is designed to detect a steam leak the moment it begins, allowing time for a planned schedule to shut down the boiler at an optimum time, such as the weekend.This results in substantial reduction of repair times and costs with a consequent increase in plant availability and profits. The early detection of a tube leak will give financial savings which will easily exceed the initial capital cost of the detection system even at the first event.
Why is early leak detection essential?
To prevent expensive secondary damage and unscheduled outages in boilers, feedwater heaters,headers,steam pipes and valves.
-For Paper Mills
To prevent smelt water explosive reactions in recovery boilers.
-For Process Plants
To provide early warning of leaks in steam pipes, valves and heat exchanges. The real costs of undetected tube leaks as outlined in EPRI Report No RP1863 shows that electrical power generation plants have, on average, around 6% loss of plant availability due to boiler tube leaks. The survey over USA and Europe found that boiler tube leaks were the single biggest cause of lost availability. Detecting leaks by measuring make-up water or walking the boiler is very insensitive and usually gives information about the existence of a leak only when that leak is already large and creating serious secondary damage.
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