Equistar Chemicals

Application: Heat Exchanger and Cooling Towers

Product Type: Model 204 – Hydrocarbon (VOC) in Water Analyzer


This ethylene plant had two goals: to prevent the loss of their product; and to save hundreds of thousands of dollars by early detection of hydrocarbon leaks in the water of heat exchanger / cooling towers.


1) Saved the client hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost product by early leak detection in heat exchangers.

2) At a level of 2 PPB, the client was able to take corrective action and benzene concentration began to decrease.

3) A typical cooling tower with 10 PPM by weight hydrocarbon content will emit 15,000 lbs/day lost product at 1,500 million lbs/day flow rate.