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HeatEx – Heat Exchanger Health Prediction

HeatEx

Our HeatEx heat exchanger health prediction modeling software can accurately predict the decline in heat exchanger performance & fouling. It is just like the drift in process analysers which is gradual, over time, hence almost impossible to quantify in the short term.

Benefits:

  • The HeatEx software helps accurately schedule maintenance & shut down to clean or repair heat exchangers.
  • The operators can set up Monitor or Alert, alarms or emails, for specific actions.
  • The payback time for HeatEx software in a petrochemical complex is less than a year because of improved efficiency & avoiding false maintenance calls.
  • The payback can be only a few months for condensers of large steam turbines.
  • It takes 4-8 weeks to install HeatEx in a Windows PC at a site, no shut down is required.

The best part is that in most cases HeatEx can use historical data, whether it is in paper-based reports or digital formats in a historian, to fine tune the model for accurate future performance.

Depending on availability, some typical process inputs that HeatEx uses to predict accurately are:

  • Inlet & outlet temperature of cooling & heating fluids
  • Flow rate of cooling & heating fluids

Please Contact Us for further details or to schedule a demo install.