With the push to run lean and get more out of aging equipment, most mills have embraced some form of leak detection system
— and the variety of instruments and sensors that come with it.
While these components may have been sold based on reducing the number of physical tasks workers need to do around the boiler,
they require lots of maintenance and calibration to keep accurate. And the fact is, the majority of leak detection systems are
prone to false alarms, which create more work for the operator.
Ultimately, something that was supposed to simplify your life introduces a whole new set of complexities and points of failure.