Fast turnaround calibration project

Verification and service of 50 flowmeters in 24 days meets turnaround schedule

This Singapore-based polymer producer faced a serious challenge: a maintenance shutdown was planned for early 2018, but production demands allowed for a maximum outage time of only 24 days. One of the key tasks for this project included calibration of 50 critical flowmeters that had been purchased and installed over 2012 and 2013, a task completed successfully by Endress+Hauser.

Chemical plant by night ©Endress+Hauser

Benefits at a glance

  • First calibration of 50 critical flowmeters after five years of operation

  • Short outage window of 24 days for verification and calibration

  • Customer could trust in the extensive calibration competence of Endress+Hauser

  • Combined in-shop and on-site effort to deliver on-time completion

The challenge

The company's turnaround project planners feared they would not be able to fulfill the schedule goals because 50 flowmeters would have to be taken out of service, cleaned and recalibrated. Since each meter had been in service for at least five years, planners anticipated some would have to be repaired. The third-party lab the company normally used would certainly struggle with the specific calibration technical requirements, and worse, it had no capability to perform any repairs.

Our solution

Endress+Hauser Singapore assigned a project manager to be the single point-of-contact. The calibration program for each flowmeter included:

  • Dismantling and chemical cleaning

  • Initial inspection and determination of where the actual work would be done

  • Calibration against appropriate standards

  • Repairs and adjustments as required

  • Calibration documentation for plant records

  • Reinstallation in the production line in time for scheduled startup

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