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Assessing performance of aging air-cooled heat exchangers using inspection and performance data

Mokhtar, A.A. and Muhammad, M. and Hussin, H. and Majid, M.A.A. (2018) Assessing performance of aging air-cooled heat exchangers using inspection and performance data. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2017-D . pp. 1490-1494.

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Abstract

This paper focused on one of the aging assets in gas processing plants which were the air-cooled heat exchangers. The heat exchangers have been operating for more than 20 years since the plant started and may have a greater risk of breakdowns. Thus, the main objective of the study was to assess the performance of the air-cooled heat exchangers and to determine the necessary actions for continued operation. Since there was no failure data, inspection data and performance data were used in this study. The performance analysis model used was based on the heat duty of the heat exchanger. The results from the analysis revealed that the critical level of percentage of tubes plugged before triggering the alarm at the compressor is 20.5. Hence, it is proposed that the safe running level is to ensure that the percentage of tubes plugged is not more than 20, else a planned replacement must be initiated. For the trip level, the results from the heat duty showed that 33 will trigger a trip at the compressor. © 2017 IEEE.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 0; Conference of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017 ; Conference Date: 10 December 2017 Through 13 December 2017; Conference Code:134633
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cooling systems; Gas plants; Reliability; Reliability analysis, Air-cooled heat exchanger; Critical level; Failure data; Gas processing plant; Inspection datum; Performance analysis; Performance analysis models; Performance data, Heat exchangers
ID Code:21768
Deposited By: Ahmad Suhairi
Deposited On:14 Aug 2018 00:45
Last Modified:14 Aug 2018 00:45

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