Tracerco presentations at AIChE Spring Meeting

Are you attending the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans April 1- 4th?

Tracerco will be highlighting case studies on how gamma scans were used to monitor fouling accumulation in packed towers at this year’s AIChE 2019 Spring Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Mark your schedule to sit in on the paper “Utilizing Gamma Scans To Monitor Fouling Accumulation in Packed Towers” presented by William Mixon – Market Manager – Process Diagnostics, Baton Rouge, LA and Lowell Pless – Consultant for Tracerco. The presentation will provide actual case studies to illustrate how gamma scanning can be a very cost-effective way to monitor the rate of fouling accumulation and to aid in the planning of turnarounds.’

Read more to find out about all the presentation dates and times Tracerco will be presenting this year.

The presentation details are shown below:

Topical 8 – Session: Kister Distillation Symposium 2019; Hilton New Orleans Riverside
The Glenn Shiveler Memorial Session: Distillation Troubleshooting – The Lessons Learned
SESSION 148 (Jackson Room)

Tracerco Presentation Details:
“Utilizing Gamma Scans to Monitor Fouling Accumulation in Packed Towers”
Wednesday April 3, 2019 – 8:05 am – Paper 148a – Jackson Room

Utilizing Gamma Scans to Monitor Fouling Accumulation in Packed Towers


Tracerco gamma scans will also be featured in a presentation at the Ethylene Producer’s Conference (Topical 4) by Andre Perschmann, David Bruder and Thomas Walter, with Linde AG, Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 8:30 AM St. James Ballroom (Hilton New Orleans Riverside)

This presentation contains highlights on how a theory was developed by Linde’s Engineering Division that fouling was causing the trays to flood in a Debutanizer column. Gamma scans were performed at different operating conditions and proved the validity of the theory. A link to view the abstract is shown below.

(78b) Root Cause Analysis of a Premature Flooded Debutanizer Using Gamma Scanning, Engineering and Installation of a Bypass Line By Hot Tapping


The last several years Tracerco has presented at the YP Tutorial: Separation Process Fundamentals session and will be presenting again this year.

“Radioisotope Techniques for Process Investigations”
Andy Burleigh, Tracerco, Baton Rouge, LA

Monday April 1, 2019 – 4:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside – Fulton Room

Radioisotope Techniques for Process Investigations

Make plans to attend one or all of the above presentations this year in New Orleans, LA.

For questions concerning this article please completed the form shown below this blog.

Topics: Downstream, fouling deposits, Tru-Grid Scan, gamma scanning distillation columns, tower gamma scan, packed bed towers, packed bed performance analytics, trayed tower, manage turnaround costs, Depropanizer scan tray damage, turnaround critical path project, debutanizer, fouling accumulation

Contact us today or email us at

  • We measure the unmeasurable
  • We access the inaccessible
  • We help solve the impossible