Condensate Monitoring Articles

  • Recovering performance loss due to air binding case study

    In 2007 Intek was presented with an opportunity to study an underperforming Ingersoll Rand condenser, and plan a program for increasing performance via engineered retrofit. The primary objectives for the condenser study were to find a means to mitigate ongoing load limiting conditions in the summer time due to high condenser pressure and to improve chronic poor condenser performance, which had ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Condenser performance monitoring, control and optimization

    Abstract During the past sixteen years, understanding of the condensation process within condensers has been advanced through the introduction of new monitoring and control instrumentation. Data gathered from a variety of condenser types employing these instruments have allowed comprehension of the condensation process to be advanced to the point where underperforming regions of tube ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Unveiling root causes of chemistry and performance problems by putting condensers under a microscope

    Abstract The results obtained from Condenser Monitoring Systems installed at multiple operating units are presented. The Condenser Monitoring System is comprised of unique measurement instruments that eliminate the need to make several assumptions necessary to measure condenser performance for comparison with design predictions. These direct comparisons unveil root cause issues ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Instrumentation, methods & analysis tools for comprehensive condenser testing, monitoring & troubleshooting

    Abstract Proper monitoring philosophy in combination with available, accurate and reliable instrumentation for comprehensive condenser performance testing, monitoring and troubleshooting is presented. Practical engineering guidance resulting from the use of advanced instrumentation with proven utility has contributed to the identification of new beneficial performance indicators. ...


    By Intek, Inc.

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