3. May 2018
High energy costs due to dirty heat exchangers
Especially in the spring and summer, finned heat exchangers quickly polluted by pollens, sand, dust and other suspended particles in the environment. These form an insulating layer on the lamellae, which significantly reduces energy efficiency. Nevertheless, to achieve the required cooling capacity, rotors have to turn faster and consume significantly more energy. Cooling capacity dependent production processes can also be affected. The operating times can also be significantly reduced by contamination, as these lead to corrosion of the slats.
How does JetMaster work?
The cleaning system JetMaster produced by mycon GmbH is the solution. JetMaster works gently with compressed air and small amounts of water (0.20-0.75 l / min) and can therefore also be used in a moisture-sensitive environment. The complete JetMaster + system offers four different combination options and can thus be tailored precisely to the cleaning task. Even the hardest calcifications and large amounts of residue can be removed. The gentle beam penetrates deeply into the devices without bending or damaging the fine fins. The contaminants are gently but effectively released from the surfaces using jet stream by effect of cavitation. Possible damage to the lamellar surfaces, with the use of high pressure water cleaning, is completely eliminated with proper use of the JetMaster. In addition to manually usable devices, there is also the option of automating the cleaning system for larger heat exchanger surfaces of any type.
Rent or service – Kipp Umwelttechnik and mycon offers both possibilities
Main expense for the cleaning service for small heat exchangers is usually the long journey to the customer. The arrival / departure often takes more time than the entire cleaning. In the case of large lamellar surfaces, on the other hand, personnel costs and possible downtimes due to shutdown become significantly more important. Timely rental of the JetMaster system can significantly reduce cleaning costs.
Kipp Umwelttechnik and mycon have therefore decided to introduce a special rental system in addition to the cleaning service. For difficult first-time cleaning, the customer will be provided with a co-operating consultant from Kipp Umwelttechnik for instruction and support when renting the equipment on request. Subsequent cleanings can usually be carried out independently by the customer alone or in the automation area at the push of a button.
In addition to the incidental arrival and departure customers have the advantage of renting, manual cleaning equipment within Germany already about 3 days to receive order. The lead time is thus greatly reduced. If necessary, they start the cleaning independently and are not bound to additional dates.
Heat exchanger cleaning with JetMaster on YouTube.
Cleaning of large heat exchanger surfaces with JetMaster
A big advantage of automated systems is their constant availability. In addition, if required, it is possible here, to leave the rotors in operation during cleaning or to switch off only the rotors which are currently overrunning the system.
Photos: mycon GmbH
Contact: Maike Küppershaus, Kipp Umwelttechnik GmbH – email@example.com