4 Ways to Enhance the Performance of Heat Exchangers
Posted in Uncategorised, on March 08, 2021 By Admin
Heat exchangers help industrial establishments conserve energy and recover heat for other procedures. In doing so, they can effectively help drive down utility costs. However, even the best-performing heat exchange technologies can experience wear and tear over time.
Here are four easy ways to make sure your heat exchange systems have extended lifespans and improved performance:
Many industries use water to cool their heat exchangers, but this can result in biofouling. Fouling results in the accumulation of undesirable substances such as proteins or carbon particulates, resulting in increased weight, contamination, flow reduction, and more. Anti-fouling treatment and coatings can help prevent fouling and scaling. Make sure to seek the right treatment for your heat exchanger—get in touch with specialists to consult on your equipment.
Manual Offline Cleaning
Offline anti-fouling and cleaning methods ensure efficient and thorough cleaning. Heat exchangers turned off for maintenance can be put through extensive pigging routines, which involve a revolving bearing-type cleaning mechanism, to remove scales and particualtes inside the tubes.
Regularly Increase Flow Rates
Fouling and scaling often occur because of decreased flow rates. It's good practice to increase flow rates regularly when possible. However, ensure that your tubes have zero leakage and spill zones before increasing flow rates. High flow rates induce high pressure, which can disintegrate and push out scales and other hardened sediments.
Call On Dependable Maintenance Technicians
Truthfully, heat exchanger maintenance and cleaning can be a handful. We suggest having professional maintenance technicians, which you can source from dependable manufacturers such as McRae Engineering, to help you with repair, maintenance, and other technical routines capable of improving your machine's performance.
You Can Always Count on McRae
If you have yet to find a dependable manufacturer and service provider, you can always count on us at McRae Engineering. Visit our website to learn more about our product roster, maintenance, repair, and other aftersales services. With decades of experience, we're confident in providing everything your facility needs.