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Monitoring industrial cooling installations to prevent corrosion

Objective



A lot of industrial plants in power (thermal, nuclear station) or in manufacturing (steel, agro-industry) need a permanent source of cool water to operate. In these cooling installations, almost 50% of the tube failures comes from corrosion leading to major water leaks problems (safety, availability, efficiency, production losses, etc.). The aim of the project is to develop an innovative computer driven system, including chemicals, sensors and software, to monitor and to operate the whole cooling process enabling preventive maintenance strategies towards corrosion in order to reduce by more than 20% maintenance costs and to increase by 25% installation availability. Objectives of the project are: 1. To develop a friendly-user interactive software platform to allow on-line manufacturing process and maintenance monitoring including MMI (Man Machine Interface), data processing and 3D visual display. 2. To develop a preventive maintenance towards corrosion using an innovative existing 100% biodegradable chemicals. 3. To study and develop on-line specific sensor dedicated to both this chemicals and to corrosion control in order to have preventive action (chemicals injection and part replacement). A lot of industrial plants in power (thermal, nuclear station) or in manufacturing (steel, agro-industry) need a permanent source of cool water to operate. In these cooling installations, almost 50% of the tube failures comes from corrosion leading to major water leaks problems (safety, availability, efficiency, production losses, etc.). The aim of the project is to develop an innovative computer driven system, including chemicals, sensors and software, to monitor and to operate the whole cooling process enabling preventive maintenance strategies towards corrosion in order to reduce by more than 20% maintenance costs and to increase by 25% installation availability. Objectives of the project are: 1. To develop a friendly-user interactive software platform to allow on-line manufacturing process and maintenance monitoring including MMI (Man Machine Interface), data processing and 3D visual display. 2. To develop a preventive maintenance towards corrosion using an innovative existing 100% biodegradable chemicals. 3. To study and develop on-line specific sensor dedicated to both this chemicals and to corrosion control in order to have preventive action (chemicals injection and part replacement).

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