The Problem of Fouling in Heat Exchangers
“Fouling” is an undesirable piled deposit formed inside a condenser, sometimes described as a thermal resistant on the heat path in the condenser. The thermal resistance is proportional to the thickness of the deposit, and is in inverse proportion to the thermal conductivity of this deposit. In the past, condenser cleaning involved long shutdowns, harmful chemicals and ongoing operating expenses.
Automatic Tube Cleaning System – Heat Exchanger Cleaning
CQM has developed a remarkably simple system in which recycled cleansing balls are flushed through the cooling system via a natural water flow, ensuring that unwanted deposits and residue are cleaned before fouling occurs. With the installation of CQM’s ATCS, the internal surface of the cooling tubes are guaranteed to remain clean, resulting in improved heat transfer and reduced energy consumption. The ATCS is fully automatic (PLC controlled) and works continuously while the heat exchanger is operational, eliminating the need for inconvenient shutdowns or costly maintenance.
Innovative Tube Cleaning System
CQM’s recycled cleansing balls result in:
- Energy savings of up to 30%
- Elimination of costly downtime
- Extension of capital equipment life-cycle
- Optimization of heat transfer performance