This whitepaper shows how Thermal IQ and advanced analytics were used to identify an anomaly in the fuel-air ratio that went undetected by plant personnel.
The anomaly was caused by an air leak in the expansion joint at the blower, which was not previously detected due to the location of the joint within the plant.
The plant noticed an increase in product quality after the blower leak was repaired, but they did not immediately attribute it to the leak being repaired.
Thermal IQ was able to directly link the change in product quality to the change in air-fuel ratio. This insight can help the plant maintenance team better direct their efforts to high value activities in the future.