DATS - Deposit Accumulation Testing System
The Deposit Accumulation Testing System (DATS) Fouling Monitor is a microprocessor based, data acquisition system used by Sweco to control, monitor and report all parameters necessary to perform heat transfer analysis at specific operating conditions. As deposits (scaling, microbial slime, sediments) accumulate, the tube surface becomes thermally insulated, and the change in Heat Transfer Resistance is electronically reported. Specific operating conditions such as heat load, type of material, tube diameter, and flow rate are controlled by the DATS™ to mach specific components of the cooling system.
- Using the DATS allows the customer to analyze fouling for specific process conditions, and generates information necessary for efficient fouling management programs.