Scott Reynolds - Zeeco
Unit engineers and maintenance and operations personnel face daily challenges to ensure vital process equipment remains safely and compliantly online without costly, unexpected system failure.
This presentation will offer a series of five techniques to help operators avoid combustion interruptions that adversely impact production. Based on hands-on, real-world experience by combustion engineers, these techniques should be applied regularly to improve system integrity and extend equipment life.
Five Techniques to Improve Combustion Reliability
- Operator training: Encompasses operating parameters from a combustion perspective, troubleshooting, and safety and emergency practices.
- Online maintenance: How is success measured? How do systematic and routine burner maintenance while the unit is online factor into overall success?
- Out-of-service maintenance: How is success measured? What considerations should be factored in during turnarounds?
- Combustion monitoring: How is success measured? Presentation will focus on visual monitoring and analytical monitoring.
- Pilots and pilots monitoring: How is success measured? Presentation will focus on the different burner ignition types and flame verification systems.