Distillation/ Separation Towers
TRACERCO Diagnostics™ Scanning services are the most commonly applied process diagnostic test
for troubleshooting or optimizing distillation and separation towers.
Results generated from this service are neither theoretical nor calculated
but actual, real-time measurements while the process equipment is operating.
TRACERCO Diagnostics™ Scanning techniques can be used on both trayed
and packed columns as well as liquid - liquid systems.
Other services available to diagnose tower operating conditions include
neutron scans to measure liquid levels in tower downcomers
or tower bottoms, tracer tests for reboilers and condenser
leaks, flow distribution studies particularly for vapor
flow, and helium leak testing for vacuum system leaks.
TRACERCO Diagnostics™ Scanning Services…not just Gamma Scanning
Tracerco continues to develop its TRACERCO Diagnostics™ Scanning technologies
and personnel to ensure customers are provided with the best and safest
service. Recent advancements include:
- Use of ultra low voltage detectors dramatically reduces spark potential
when compared to ALL OTHER gamma scanning data acquisition
systems that require up to 1000 volts.
- New WIRELESS detectors eliminates high-voltage electrical
cable that can burn and expose high voltage wiring or hang up on a tower
structure, and increases data reliability by eliminating potential short-circuiting
or interference “pick up”.
- GLOBAL NETWORK – worldwide offices staffed
with engineering and radiation technology experts. Dedicated staff for
consultation and technical support can instantly reinforce everyone
of Tracerco’s field crew. The Tracerco approach is methodical
from the first discussion of your particular problem, through job and
radiation safety analysis, culminating with expert review of data analysis
- Enhanced detector electronics allowing increased sensitivity to density
change and better definition of process issues such as entrainment and
- Data acquisition software allowing instant download and reporting
while at the customer site.
- TRACERCO Diagnostics™ RapidScan – a method of scanning
from grade level when tower platforms are not present.
- TRACERCO Diagnostics™ Scanning – allowing an accurate cross sectional
density map to be generated to determine process content mal-distribution
For actual case studies on tower troubleshooting or baseline studies
reference our Tracerco Newsletter library or case studies section feature
on this website.