Extended Maintenance Schedules and How to Minimizing Risks

Without Proper Filtration during extended maintenance schedules, your Operations May Be Facing Significant Risk During Extended Turnarounds… 

Extending intervals between shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages can be desirable and even financially beneficial in the short term. However, achieving this without compromising plant safety, compliance, and operating efficiency is rare. Resulting in a negative impact on your ability to meet your commitments to customers.

However proper filtration practices play a significant role in mitigating these risks during extended maintenance schedules. By choosing the proper filtration you can extend your maintenance schedules as there is less wear on components and instrumentation within your process. Added benefits of using the proper high-quality filtration technologies to operate include reduced resources needed to operate and reduced operating costs without compromising product quality or equipment life. 

So, what can you do to extend uptime and continue operating without risking safety, compliance, or efficiency? Waco Filters’ has compiled a list of considerations to help you do just that! 

Pre-Screening Audits Help You Reduce the Risks of Improper Filtration 

Extending intervals between shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages may be desirable and financially beneficial. However, achieving this without compromising plant safety, compliance, and operating efficiency is a risk you take. All of this can result in not meeting your commitments to customers is far from straightforward. 

Proper filtration practices and technology play a significant role in mitigating these risks should you choose to extend intervals on turnarounds. By choosing the proper filtration you can extend your maintenance schedules as there is less wear on components and instrumentation within your process. Added benefits of using the proper high-quality filtration technologies to operate include reduced resources needed to operate and reduced operating costs without compromising product quality or equipment life. 

So, what can you do to extend uptime and continue operating without risking safety, compliance, or efficiency? Waco Filters’ has compiled a list of considerations to help you do just that! 

Upgrading Your Existing Filtration Technology 

Selecting the right cartridge is critical to delivering an on-spec product and can improve the overall process performance. That is where Waco’s breadth of filtration solutions and the ability to introduce the latest innovative technologies for your process. One technology Waco Filters is now offering is the Jonell Systems TRI-SHiELD™ cartridges. This technology is ideal for a variety of process types as it allows for flexibility based on the needs of your application.

TRI-SHiELD is a unique depth filtration media technology. Available for use in both liquid and gas applications and customizable to your process. Helping you to solve your most complex filtration challenges. 

With 5X less pressure drop at startup, TRI-SHiELD provides extend cartridge life and is engineered with multiple thermally bonded layers to improve contaminant loading capacity. 

Available for both gas and liquid filtration vessels Waco’s team can assist you in identifying the correct technology based on application and process details which help us to recommend the correct type, size and design of the vessel that suits your needs. 

Interim Maintenance Activities 

While the cost of downtime, maintenance costs, or manpower restrictions may hinder you from performing scheduled turnarounds. There are interim actions you can take to address at-risk areas and the filtration within your process. These interim maintenance activities can improve overall process performance and prevent larger maintenance costs from arising in the future. 

Loop Systems or point of use filtration, can be implemented into your process as interim maintenance to protect equipment during extended run times. This allows fluid systems to continue running and keep tanks agitated preventing solids from precipitating out of suspension. This also aids in extending run times without upsets, improves performance, and prevents maintenance costs from arising in the future.

Pre-Screening Audits for Extended Maintenance Schedules

Are you considering an extended maintenance schedule for your plant? Have one of our filtration specialists help you evaluate your process and identify areas of improvement that can mitigate the risks associated with extending your maintenance schedule.

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