Is Poor Control Wearing You Out?
In the power industry, the cost of replacing a single pump can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in terms of new equipment cost, manpower, and system downtime. Changes to certain processes – if abrupt – can shave years off the expected life of valuable power production equipment. Even small variances in process stability shorten the Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) for most process instrumentation. At such a high cost, it’s understandable when plants manager worry about wear and tear on their production equipment.