January 10, 2017 - Watco Group

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January 10, 2017
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Reduce total fouling related cost with Eqobrush in processing industry

EQOBRUSH in the Chemical- and Petrochemical Industries.   EQOBRUSH impact on Total Fouling Related Cost For over 50 years Automatic Brush Cleaning systems are popular in process heat exchangers as a tool to keep the tube walls in top-condition. Any normal heat exchanger will foul during operation. Fouling reduces efficiency and calls for cleaning sessions with interruption of operations. Between sessions the heat-exchange efficiency is progressively reduced up to the level where the heat exchanger becomes bottle-neck for production capacity of the operation. Unexpected shut down due to uncontrolled fouling is a substantial threat to the process industry with high expenses involved. Total Fouling Related Cost (TFRC) in processing industry is difficult to assess. Literature reports the TFRC at 8% of the total maintenance budgets and in addition up to 5% of energy consumed is used to overcome fouling.
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