Heat Exchanger Service
FOULING ON HEAT EXCHANGERS ?
Heat exchangers can become fouled by the accumulation of unwanted deposits on heat transfer surfaces. The fouling layer imposes an additional resistance to the heat transfer, as the unwanted deposits block the airflow, increasing the velocity for a given volumetric flow rate.
Fouling increases the overall thermal resistance and lowers the overall heat transfer coefficient of heat exchangers. It also impedes fluid flow, accelerates corrosion and increases pressure drop across heat exchangers.
K°NOW HOW TO SOLVE IT !
Our Kelvion Cleaning Machine is used on a semi regular basis to remove any external fouling of the Air Fin Cooler or Air-Cooled Condenser bundles.
It comprises of two parts:
a pumping skid that sends water at pressure to the bundles and a semi-automatic machine placed on the top row of the bundles, fitted with a manifold and nozzle spray head.
The cleaning machine is operated by a team of 2-3 people.
The main control system is operated via a remote control. This controls the on/off switch of the pump, the up/down motion of the nozzle manifold, the emergency stop as well as other options.
The water is pumped at 150 l/min and provides a top down clean of the tubes.
EFFECTS ON YOUR PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
Over time, unwanted deposits can accumulate on heat transfer surfaces, interfering with the smooth running of the heat exchanger, ultimately decreasing its life cycle curve.
With our regular service, fouling can be dealt with before it becomes a problem that leads to lost performance and unplanned downtime.
Thanks to our innovative Cleaning Machine, the heat exchanger can maintain optimal performance, providing an excellent, value-for-money service for many more years.
Contribution to the environment
As a result, the technical service life of a product is increased, fewer new products will therefore have to be produced overall in order to provide a required function on a permanent basis. This saves not only money, but also decreases both the material and the energy consumption for a sustainable business.