4+1 key factors to consider in an electrical heat tracing system
We would like to go deeper into the issue and share with you the 4+1 key factors we think should be taken into account when choosing or designing a heat tracing solution.
This is particularly relevant since the less energy the plant self-consumes, the more energy it has to sell, in other words: Managing energy efficiency improves plant´s productivity.
To be able to detect a problem in a timely manner gives the plant´s staff the opportunity to react and fix any malfunction in the shortest period of time. On the other hand, it is nice to know that everything is working fine, have periodical reports to confirm it, and use this information to make further improvements.
The staff should be properly trained and the software intuitive enough to provide a fast response whenever a crisis arises, as well as to manage the day to day tasks without a glitch.
Safety and Reliability
Yes, the tracing system is no more than 0,5% of the total investment of any plant, but if it does not work properly the loss of productivity, and of money, can be substantial. A safe and reliable solution makes everybody involved in the plant sleep better at night.
An optional one: Flexibility
This one is up to you, it depends more of your business model. In AKO we believe that the success of our AKOTRACE ® solution relies, in addition to the above mentioned, on its flexibility to adapt to any project, and to any plant. Whether it uses parabolic cylinder technology or concentrating solar tower, AKOTRACE® is designed to be flexible enough to suit every client´s needs. The projects may be different, but the outcome is always satisfactory.2 Comments