PIL - CalGavin
We have recently teamed up with Warwickshire-based CalGavin, an engineering firm specialising in the provision of a variety of thermal processing solutions to the process industries.
The partnership combines PIL’s skills at identifying possible heat recovery improvements in both existing and new process designs, with CalGavin’s acknowledged abilities to implement such improvements in practice.
Our clients thereby benefit from optimised heat exchanger networks that save energy, improve yields and maximise profitability.
The PIL-CalGavin partnership offers our clients a number of potential benefits:
- Enhanced heat recovery performance, reducing energy consumption and relieving furnace load;
- Increased throughput at capacity-limited feed/effluent exchangers;
- Reduced fouling from thermal degradation of temperature sensitive fluids (e.g. crude oil residues, polymers etc.);
- Optimised performance of air cooled exchangers, maximising cooling effect and minimising fan usage;
- Minimised size, weight, power consumption and maintenance of tubular heat exchangers by incorporation of hiTRAN Performance Enhancement Systems;
- Minimal effects arising from mal-distribution in multiple bundle systems – thus helping to stabilise the performance of thermo-siphon re-boilers at low flow and re-distributing fluids where phase separation limits heat transfer.
For more information on CalGavin, see www.calgavin.com.
Process Asset Integration and Management
Limited (Process AIM)
Whilst great strides continue to be made in improving the inherent efficiency and yield potential of many of today’s process designs, relatively few industry players are as yet fully exploiting the potentially rich rewards that can arise from adopting an integrated approach to Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM).
PIL’s sister company, Process AIM, specialises in developing and implementing advanced RAM technologies for industry – using patented technologies to improve clients’ asset utilisation rates and minimise their life cycle costs.
Currently, many plants and utility facilities have ineffective preventative and predictive maintenance procedures in place. Redundant, non-value-added maintenance procedures waste time and money. At the same time, an insufficient amount of maintenance will lead to unscheduled downtime.
Getting the balance right is clearly of great importance: for instance, unscheduled downtime at a typical refinery may lead to losses of between $20,000 to $30,000 per hour – meaning potentially many millions in lost revenue per year.
For more information on Process AIM, see www.processaim.com.