condenser tube cleaning Articles

  • Condenser Tube Cleaning System Custom Design & Fabrication

    Dominion Power is one of United States’ largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion serves more than 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states. ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Refrigerator condenser (shell and tube heat exchanger) cleaning case study

    In today's industrial environment of unceasingly consummates and improvement of equipment manufacturing technologies, heat-exchange and water circulation equipments become popular in the manufacture industry. The equipments can run efficiently at rated power if their systems have clean and unimpeded water channel. Once the water running equipments or systems were blocked by scale, it may cause ...


    By Mibo International Corp.

  • Condenser performance monitoring, control and optimization

    Abstract During the past sixteen years, understanding of the condensation process within condensers has been advanced through the introduction of new monitoring and control instrumentation. Data gathered from a variety of condenser types employing these instruments have allowed comprehension of the condensation process to be advanced to the point where underperforming regions of tube ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Performance monitoring & troubleshooting with a new individual condenser tube circulating water flow and fouling (ClA/FF) meter - case study

    Introduction Midwest Generation Joliet Station in Illinois has two coal-fired units, Unit 7 and Unit 8. Roth 550 MW units are located on the Des Plaines River and have been in operation since 1963-1964. The circulating water system is a once-through system comprised of a bar rack, traveling screens, circulating water pumps and reversible condensers. The original condenser tubes on Unit ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Improving Chiller Energy Efficiency Through Automatic Tube Cleaning System Technology

    In this paper, solutions for improving chiller energy efficiency by reducing fouling of shell and tube heat exchangers are discussed. Sponge-ball type automatic tube cleaning system technology is introduced and discussed as a solution for improving chiller energy efficiency and tube cleaning system operating principles are presented.Multiple case studies are provided demonstrating the positive ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Improving and maintaining the performance of your Heat Exchanger or Condenser.

    The usage of Heat Exchangers or Condensers is common in many processes across a wide range of industries. The Energy sector is no different, either in the Thermal Power Generation, Upstream and Downstream of the Oil and Gas including Petrochemical and Chemical plants; Heat Exchangers are used to cool of the steam or to pre-heat different liquid needed in the processes. The recurrent problem of ...

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Advanced WESP designs assure superior gas cleaning performance

    Nowadays, many industries are facing formidable environmental challenges and there is a growing need for effective, economical gas cleaning and air pollution control equipment. Michael Beltran of Beltran Technologies, Inc. reports on a renewed interest in high-efficiency wet electrostatic precipitators (WESPs) and discusses their importance for controlling sulphuric acid mists and other ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Case study - Beltran WESPs deliver superior gas cleaning performance for Zambia’s fast-growing copper industry

    The central importance of copper production to the Zambian economy is reflected in the fact that the value of copper exports in 2010, about $5.8 billion, accounted for 78 percent of the country’s total merchandise export earnings, and helped make it the seventh largest producer in the world. Capitalizing on a worldwide surge in copper prices and the coincident privatization of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Recovering performance loss due to air binding case study

    In 2007 Intek was presented with an opportunity to study an underperforming Ingersoll Rand condenser, and plan a program for increasing performance via engineered retrofit. The primary objectives for the condenser study were to find a means to mitigate ongoing load limiting conditions in the summer time due to high condenser pressure and to improve chronic poor condenser performance, which had ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Case study - Ljusdal Energi, Sweden

    At Ljusdal Energy, a shell & tube-condenser is installed. The technique takes a bit more space and gives almost the same performance as a lamella type. However, the customer desired tube technology. The condenser will handle the flue gases of two boilers that can be in operation independently. Boiler: 2×10 MW Fuel: Biofuels ...


    By Envibat AB

  • RYDLYME gains approval of U.S. Navy and USS ENTERPRISE case study

    The main and auxiliary condensers on the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) nuclear aircraft carrier accumulated a significant amount of scaling and foreign debris with a majority of it in the saltwater portion of the system. Each condenser contains 8,880 tubes measuring 0.5 inch in diameter and 16 feet in length, and is a critical component of the vessel’s main propulsion steam and electrical ...

  • ARCO Chemical - Case Study

    Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of their ...

  • Food Processing: Venturi Scrubber and Separator Cuts Steam Costs Case Study

    New Solutions to Plant Problems:Soybean extraction at Land 0 ‘ Lakes, Inc., Sheldon, IA, is an energy- intensive operation. Beans must be cleaned, properly dried, tempered, cleaned a second time, fragmented, and heat-conditioned to increase smface area and distort cell walls. On the extraction side of the process, soybean flakes are extracted by repeated countercurrent percolation of hexane ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • The Major Components of Heat Exchangers

    Heat exchangers are not only one of the most common pieces of equipment found on industrial sites, they are also one of the most important. Despite the name, heat exchangers are used for both heating and cooling and are actually used more often for cooling, especially on industrial sites such as refineries or processing plants. These pieces of equipment are not “one size fits all.” In ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Retrofit decreases dissolved oxygen at low load

    Teresa Hansen, Section Editor Entergy’s Little Gypsy Unit 2 is a 450 MW gas-fired (with an oil alternative) thermal power plant originally designed for base load operation. Since changing over to peaking power operation, the plant has had problems with excessive dissolved oxygen (DO), especially during periods of low load. Entergy hired Intek Inc. to use a nontraditional ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Achieving

    Introduction The leak repair requirements, under Title VI Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, require that when an owner or operator of an appliance that normally contains a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed the applicable trigger rate during a 12-month period, the owner or operator must take corrective ...


  • How To Recycle Scrap AC Radiator

    Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under your belt, you’ll know that “jackpots” are not happened upon often...unless, you happen to find an AC radiator. These are the non-ferrous tube systems that are used to compress air and radiator off heat. The bigger the AC unit, ...

  • Application notes: The Sievers InnovOx TOC analyzer: boiler water monitoring

    Background A boiler system is a semi-closed loop system in which water is heated and converted into steam to power a generator. The steam is then allowed to form a condensate and the process is repeated. Boiler water chemistry directly impacts boiler efficiency and fuel use. Improper water treatment allows scale formation and corrosion. Boiler scale and deposits form when impurities ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

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