Foundations of Tech sonic co. cooprated by NSP Co. technology

What separates TSI & NSP from the competition and makes our cleaning technologies superior to others? The bottom line are the six Foundations of TSI & NSP International. Each Foundation demonstrates that no matter the challenge, TSI & NSP is the choice for your site requirements.

TSI= Tech Sonic International & NSP=Nivar Sanat Pars

  1. CLEANER - our technology has proven to clean critical process items, especially heat exchangers, at the highest level achievable. This is based on documented performance reports from multiple projects. So what is the value of this cleaner exchanger? In the case of a major refinery in Canada, the result was a $4.2MM energy savings from a more efficient exchanger block. Did they pay more for our services than traditional water blasting services? Absolutely. But their return on investment was over 14:1, which has led to them applying TSI & NSP applications for all critical process cleaning requirements in turnarounds and outages.

  2. FASTER – our technology will clean faster than conventional applications, and in some cases will be the only cleaning application that will work to remove the fouling. Does this apply to every heat exchanger? No it doesn’t. But for the vast majority of medium to heavily-fouled exchangers, pumps, valves, filters etc., it will make a material difference in equipment being returned to operational readiness. What is the value to the plant? This relates to operational uptime versus downtime, and what throughput is obtained versus not via conventional means. In the case of one of our clients, that throughput enhancement was 40% using TSI & NSP, relating to a return on investment of over 187:1. This is based on the fact that the plant could push through a substantial gain on production with a moderate investment in a TSI & NSP application. They used conventional water blasting for years and could not achieve anywhere near these results.

  3. GREENER – the use of TSI & NSP applications will generate a massive savings in water usage and waste water creation versus conventional water blasting. In documented cases, water savings are in excess of 90% at a plant in North America and +86% at a petrochemical facility in Europe, creating savings ranging from $5MM US and $750K US accordingly. The return on investment from environmental savings alone for the North American refinery was over 13:1 and the European petrochemical plant was 5:1.

  4. MORE RELIABLE – TSI & NSP applications are non-destructive/abrasive by design, versus conventional water blasting being abrasive by nature. When it comes to the longevity of process equipment, how much is it worth to the plant and the process engineers to have equipment in place, operational and more efficient for longer periods of time. How many replacements of heat exchangers or other related process items can be deferred or cancelled when the cleaning process is non-destructive and will not break down the metallurgy of the item? This is all plant specific but one of our clients re-purposed an exchanger destined for the scrap heap as no conventional application could clean it. Their return on investment for this exchanger alone was 10:1.

  5. MORE THROUGHPUT – this is one of the most elemental differences between conventional cleaning applications, such as water blasting, and TSI & NSP applications. Based on the design of our patented ultrasonic applications, we deliver to a site capacity by way of a large submersion bath that can clean everything that you possibly can submerge into it. When timeframes become short, especially in a turnaround, we offer the ability to catch up and keep the project in scope by way of capacity. When product has to be turned around quickly due to an emergency of unforeseen event, TSI & NSP applications can delivery capacity to clean 1, 2, 10 or more items all at once – whatever can fit in the bath can be cleaned at that one time. Our applications are not affected by manpower or the need for additional equipment to be deployed – they simply run 24/7/365, and whatever you can fit in the vessel will be cleaned at the same time. What is this worth to a plant? In the case of one major refinery, they cleaned over 700 valves plus 44 heat exchangers and related components in the span of ten days total. The plant eliminated six sets of high pressure water blasting equipment and over sixty personnel that would have been required. That would have been over double the economic investment for the plant let alone the safety exposure costs. Capacity is value, especially when applied from both maintenance and turnaround perspectives.

  6. SAFER – labor has been a substantial contributor to not only cost but exposure to safety hazards. Suffice to say that the more a technology can deliver with less manpower is an absolute target for all operating sites. In the case of TSI & NSP applications, the best of both worlds is met. TSI & NSP vessels operate with a maximum of two operators (only one is really required – the second operator is in place for backup) who can operate more than one TSI & NSP vessel at any one time. This reduces exposure for a labor workforce by up to 67%, and greatly reduces labor costs in the process.
    The bottom line is that economics may vary site to site but the fundamental cost savings in total are irrefutable. You take into account all of the benefits of TSI & NSP applications to truly achieve the total savings possible. As an executive from one of the global refiners stated, “TSI & NSP applications are a “game-changer, but in order to really see the value, you must include all of the above in the review”.   



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