Manufacturing sites have many process units, each with inlet and outlet streams. Many sites do not have insight into the mass balance of these process units. Performing a mass balance on these process units (or the overall plant) is critical for identifying a number of issues, including leaks, faulty sensors, meter calibration issues, process inefficiencies, and more. Unfortunately, the plants that do perform mass balances likely use a method that is difficult to maintain and does not update as new data is available for continuous monitoring.
To ensure mass balance calculations are accurate, reliable, and up-to-speed, process manufacturing operations use Seeq to calculate and monitor their plants’ mass balance. This mass balance can run continuously to track changes over time and identify discrepancies between inlet and outlet streams.