Composit Audit of Utility Services

Customer:

GE Plastics

LOCATION:

Burkville, AL

Background:

Armstrong International performed a composite audit of the utility services at the GE Plastics Facility in Burkville, Alabama.  Maintenance monitoring audits shall be performed on a quarterly basis with a focus on energy conservation.

Scope of Work:

  • Tracing

    • Plant wide steam tracing system design recommendations

    • Quarterly audits shall include monitoring tracer circuits and steam condensate manifolds with engineered P&ID updates

  • Insulation

    • Plantwide utility piping insulation

    • Quarterly inspections to maintain best in class

  • Steam Traps

    • Plantwide steam trap population

    • Quarterly inspections to maintain energy conservation efficiency    

  • Compressed air and N2

    • Plantwide air and nitrogen systems

    • Quarterly inspections shall include maintenance monitoring of potential leaks

  • Cooling water survey and Delta-T-Optimization

    • Plantwide cooling water survey

    • Quarterly inspections of temperature indicators, pressure indicators and heat exchanger optimums (Delta-T) for energy conservation efficiency

Benefits:

GE Plastics recognized substantial annual energy cost savings by implementing best in class utility maintenance and relying on an intelligent monitoring database. GE Plastics also improved utility piping/insulation system efficiency and reduced the number of unscheduled maintenance. GE’s maintenance personnel’s efficiency has also been enhanced.

Region: 
~ North America
Industry: 
Hydrocarbon / Chemical
Solution type: 
Optimization Services
Customer: 
GE Plastics