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Eliminate water hammering caused due to stall


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Customer Details
An ice cream manufacturing plant of one of the largest global FMCG MNCs in Thailand.
Problems
Water hammering in the system.

Steam loss due to opening of bypass valves.
Objective
Root cause analysis for chronic water hammer

Productivity enhancement

Energy reduction
Solutions
Our technical specialists carried out a detailed assessment of the plant and observed stalling of condensate in the process.

Based on our recommendation, the float type steam traps installed on the Plate Heat Exchangers (PHEs) were replaced with Forbes Marshall steam operated pumping traps.
Benefits
Complete evacuation of condensate from the PHEs under stall conditions

Desired process temperature achieved without opening of the bypass valve

Improved equipment uptime

Enhanced safety

Monetary saving of 545,000 THB/Annum (17,000 USD/Annum)