How is our next-gen patented cleantech solution paving the way forward when it comes to tackling the scourge of industrial fouling?
To date, our Zero-Process-Downtime (ZPD) ultrasonic cleaning technology has efficiently treated and/or cleaned biofilms, biofouling, mineral scaling, slurries, fat fouling, chemical reaction fouling, among many others, from all types of industrial equipment.
Read on to discover how our next-gen patented cleantech solution has been successfully utilized across several industries to solve fouling problems without impacting production.
Pulp & Paper
Traditionally, biofilm is cleaned by either opening the pipe and blasting it with high-pressure water jets or by circulating environmentally unfriendly chemicals around the closed system—both require production to be stopped.
We helped the customer to avoid unnecessary production interruptions and maintenance stops, negated the risk of chemical residue, and have since kept the pipes free of further biofouling. In addition, there have been water savings and improved employee safety due to the reduction in chemical handling.
Oil & Gas
The removal of precipitated sulfur fouling attached to the inner surfaces of pipes ranging from 75-300mm in diameter, particularly when close to corners and valves, usually takes 2-3 days to clean just one location. It also requires production to stop.
Using our ultrasonic transducers that were attached with a clamp-on device (COD) and curvature-shaped wear-plates to efficiently guide the sound field inside the pipes, fouling was completely cleaned within 30mins for one customer, without effecting production. The customer also reported overall lower maintenance time and costs.
Water & Wastewater
Biofouling, blockages, disinfection, and sludge disposal are costly and challenging issues for the water and wastewater industries because of the labor- and chemical-intensive processes involved.
Our ZPD ultrasound technology can break the hardest fat blockages and unclog pipes in minutes, as well as effectively remove and prevent mineral build-ups over long distances, keeping operations moving. Additionally, it increases the dry material content by several percent in wet sludge, resulting in significant savings in transportation costs and reducing landfill space needs.
In a chemical production plant, a pipe fouled with phosphoric acid caused a 25% reduction in production flow. This is a common operational problem that is difficult to clean without stopping production, especially when the liquid becomes attached to pipe bends, valves, and other cylindrical surfaces.
Using our easy-to-install COD and high-power ultrasonic solution, the customer was able to clean its fouled equipment safely and easily without shutting down production, thereby increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Full production flow was restored.
Contact us with your fouling and/or scaling problem today and we will tell you how we can solve it.