The Nalco Champion MONITOR™ software is an advanced heat transfer modeling programme that determines the performance of critical exchangers and tracks energy savings at the furnace. MONITOR determines the cost of heat exchanger fouling and the optimum cleaning frequency. It can also monitor the effectiveness of chemistries and operating procedures, allowing refiners to select the most appropriate and economical strategy to meet their energy management goals.
Evaluating heat exchanger fouling rates is critical to energy management. While there are various ways to track individual exchangers, true understanding of the impact of fouling must be based on understanding an exchanger’s influence on a whole network of exchangers as well as its individual performance. With an understanding of the exchanger’s impact on the total network, a refiner can schedule cleaning for maximum economic benefit.
We developed the MONITOR programme to review individual exchangers and combine the data to look at the total network. MONITOR can be used to evaluate fouling, optimise cleaning cycles, balance flows and more. It was designed specifically to quantify and optimise energy management as it relates to heat exchanger networks.
The MONITOR programme is supported in your refinery by on-site experts who also perform system surveys, technical consultation, exchanger networking and troubleshooting: in sum, the industry’s most comprehensive programme.