Internal inspection and repair of vessels are a recurring cause of shutdowns. Applying the right technology can reduce shutdown duration, ensuring plant uptime is maximized. The AOGV mechanical isolation system blind spade effectively isolates the vessel without impacting overall system integrity, allowing opening and entry for internal inspection and repair.
The AOGV blind spade can be set and retracted under normal production conditions, allowing normal production to continue in a side stream or redundant routing if available. Even where the intervention is executed in a single stream location, the shutdown preparation and subsequent start-up times will be shortened by utilizing the Izomax patented AOGV mechanical isolation system.