Emerson Process Management has unveiled a new wireless Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Monitoring Solution that expands its Essential Asset Monitoring Suite. The monitor uses a pre-engineered application and networks of wireless or wired instruments with a selectable set of faults that determine which instruments are needed for the monitoring application. The monitoring solution oversees and diagnoses the full range of failure modes to alert personnel of deteriorating health so operators can adjust operation in a controlled manner to match available (reduced) cooling, and corrective maintenance action can be taken. The wireless plug-and-play technology lowers costs so that automated continuous online monitoring can be more easily justified. Automated monitoring also helps operators avoid safety concerns with manual monitoring that result from sending personnel on field rounds, as well as costly environmental incidents when manual monitoring slows operator response causing a relief valve to lift and flaring to occur. The full Essential Asset Monitoring solution includes the software and any new devices and services required to implement and set it up.
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