Much effort is given to researching the best design features to build into a high-temperature heat transfer fluid system. But is that enough? The following situations provide insight into opportunities beyond system design that can help to avoid unplanned downtime, extra costs and ensure safe and optimal system performance. Each insight includes a situation and the corrective actions suggested.
Situation. A heat transfer fluid system in Unit A was running very well with Fluid A. Employees from Unit B were reassigned to Unit A so they could remain productive while repairs to Unit B were made. Unfortunately, the relocated employees were unfamiliar with the Unit A system and were not trained adequately for their temporary assignment.