A flowmeter malfunction
Our client, a paper and cardboard production mill, found themselves in a situation threatening the plant's productivity: the 14-inch flowmeter installed on a critical application experienced a malfunction. Essentially, this unexpected event meant that production was running "blindly," leading to risks both in terms of productivity and product quality.
Since the purchase and installation of a new flowmeter were estimated to cost over $20,000 and required a month or more of work, the factory sought other solutions to avoid thousands of dollars in revenue losses.
A transmitter as an alternative solution
An economical, ecological, and efficient solution
After an on-site demonstration, the solution worked perfectly, allowing production to continue without interruption. Thanks to this alternative solution, the paper mill saved over $20,000 and at least 2 to 3 hours of downtime required for installing a new flowmeter.
This solution brought several advantages compared to the initial request, including the reuse of existing parts, thus avoiding the waste of metals and other resources, as well as achieving greater accuracy in measuring the actual flow rather than derived.
Finally, our team organized a training session with the factory employees so that they can resolve similar technical issues themselves in the future.