A clean condenser keeps your operations steady and efficiency high. And lowering in the efficiency of the system can lead to considerable losses of time, energy and finances. That’s why regular cleaning is important.
Here are five methods to clean condensers:
Using Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ACCS)
As the name suggests, Automatic Tube Cleaning System is an advanced measure of cleaning condenser tubes. A dirty condenser faces many issues including fouling and depreciation of the tube’s material. The ACCS gets rid of all these issues and that too, in a very small amount of time. It optimizes the heat transfer performance and removes downtime. This helps you in getting effective results with maximum efficiency. If you’d ask us, we’d suggest going with ACCS.
Cleaning with a Brush
The oldest method of cleaning condensers is through brushes. In this method, you’d attach a brush on a long rod, making sure that the brush’s bristles are longer than the radius of the tube. Then you’d use the rods to clean the interior of the tubes after throwing in some water for lubrication. It’s an obsolete method and has been discarded by many organizations. Its main issue is it leaves a lot of residue inside the tube and takes up a lot of time and energy.
Cleaning with TCGs
TCG stands for Tube Cleaning Gun. These guns project high-pressure water in the tubes and target the dirt. Like the ‘brush method’, this method is also old and obsolete. The primary issue with this procedure is the consumption of time. And it has the risk of increasing the clog inside the tubes as the high-pressure water may not be able to get rid of all the dirt.
Cleaning with Chemicals
In this method, one adds acid solutions and circulates them through the tube bundles. This softens the scale deposits which are then cleaned with brushes. Chemicals are quite costly, and that’s why this method is also discarded in modern operations. Moreover, to perform this procedure effectively you’d need a highly trained expert.
COLTS stands for Condenser Tube Cleaning System. In this method, specialized sponge rubber balls are inserted in the Condenser. They prevent the build-up of any scaling or fouling. After the passage, the system retrieves the balls and pumps them into inlets. It’s an automatic system. This means you won’t have to worry about its operation and efficiency. This is another favored method of multiple industries.