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07
Aug

Eqobrush Automatic Chiller Condenser And Heat Exchanger Cleaning System: Save More, Perform More

Eqobrush Automatic Tube Cleaning System is automatic online chiller condenser and heat exchanger cleaning system. It is designed and engineered to provide a solution in the formation of fouling and scaling that usually occurs during the normal process of operation. The brushing system is pre-programmable so it cleans fouling from piping without interruption or shutting down the equipment. In addition, fouling and scaling from pipes are avoided due to the various heat exchanger cleanings per day as well as allowing a pay-back period of less than 6 months from energy savings and capacity gains. Installing this automatic tube brushing system is simple and easy as it is designed to be incorporated in the original plant installation or as a retrospective fit. This will result in significantly minimising the need for plant shut down, physical cleaning and chemical cleaning. Aside from this, the heat exchanger cleaning system allows considerable savings on energy consumption and reduce water consumption. The Principles of Operation  The automatic valves of the Eqobrush Automatic Cleaning System reverses the water flow in the heat exchanger every few hours for 30 seconds. The nylon brushes which are housed in baskets connected to the tube ends, are then pushed through the pips eradicating any fouling or scaling. Pressure loss is avoided as once the reversion is done, the brushes are the positioned in the baskets. Benefits of Eqobrush  Eqobrush provides high cleaning to remove solid deposits often found in heat exchanger. The following benefits of using the automatic tube cleaning system compared to other well-known processes are as follows: Energy savings. Scale buildup can lead to an increase in power consumption for various fouling factors. Eqobrush heat exchange cleaning system allows substantial savings making a pay-back period on the investment of less than a year. Periodical maintenance of chillers is eliminated by the Eqobrush automatic tube brushing system which reduces costs of labor, chemicals and cleaning equipment as well as the exposure of people to harsh chemicals. Reduced water consumption. Because Eqobrush lets a higher level of salt concentration in the cooling water, blow-down volumes and suppletion water volumes are reduced resulting in savings in water and waste water costs. Optimal cooling performance guarantees equipment can run in top capacity. This brushing system is a simpler system at a lower investment. System maintenance and replacement cost are lower as well. All pipes remains clean. All pipes get brushed on every cycle with Eqobrush.  Other processes such as physical cleaning, plant is required to be shut down and there’s a need to hire a specialist contractor not to mention the risk of tube damage. On the other hand using chemical treatment, will be more costly and can only provide a temporary solution which needs repetition of the process at regular intervals. Another alternative is the Sponge Ball System, but the biggest downfall of this heat exchanger cleaning system is that it tends to accumulate dirt and equalize this throughout the surface. Eqobrush automatic tube cleaning system is the best choice, not...
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14
Jun

Quick Quotation with ROI Calculator for EQOBRUSH applications

With a typical energy saving of 10% on chiller electricity consumption, Eqobrush is an obvious choice in the process to reduce the ecological footprint and become green. More interestingly, the typical payback time is less than a year.
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10
Jan

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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05
Jan

Electricity savings in Eqobrush equipped Chillers

Often we are asked to demonstrate the electricity savings potential of our Eqobrush system in chiller systems. In this article we give an insight in how the potential gains from an automatic tube cleaning system can be easily assessed.
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04
Jan

Universities suggest automatic tube cleaning for environment

Universities of Birmingham and Cadiz conducted research into relation between CO2 emissions and biofilm in condenser tubes and recommend automatic cleaning with tube inserts as an effective method to contribute to a better environment.
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22
Dec

Automatic Tube Cleaning Brushing For U-Tube Heat Exchangers

Automatic Tube Cleaning for U-Tube heat exchangers is now possible with the special design flexible scrubbers from Eqobrush. U-Tube heat exchangers are commonly used in the chemical industry where the need exists to have regular cleaning of the outside of the tube bundle. The U-Tube bundle can be easily removed from the cylinder for cleaning. The inside of the tubes however remains a difficult issue. Available options for cleaning are all sub-optimal simply because the curve in the tube.
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23
Jul

Strategic Cooperation Watco-Haomi on Chinese Petrochemical Industry.

Watco Group and Haomi Shanghai agreed on exclusive cooperation for brush cleaning systems in the Chinese Petrochemical industry. Haomi is a young energetic company with a strong network in the industry in China and Vietnam.
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15
May

Overwhelming feedback to EQOBRUSH at Achem Beijing (May 2016)

WATCO participated in ACHEM-Asia, early May in Beijing to introduce Eqobrush to the Chinese market by demonstrating Eqobrush in operation via a transparent demo-model heat exchanger A true eye-opener for many visitors that were not familiar with brushing systems…
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04
Jan

Heat Exchanger Tube Cleaning

Heat exchanger tube cleaning As a vital part of the cooling system cleanliness of the heat exchanger tubes contribute to a great extend to the overall efficiency of the cooling system.   Water in an open cooling system can cause problems do to mineral deposits (concentration via evaporation), algae growth (availability of oxygen) and sedimentation of dust and debri ending up in the water stream via the cooling tower. Even the most stringent water management system cannot prevent from this affecting the cleanliness of the tubes and hence reducing the performance.  
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04
Jan

Heat Exchanger Maintenance

Heat Exchanger Maintenance Heat exchanger maintenance is something that every production facility operators should worry about. The equipment in a sub-optimal state increases costs and increases wear-and-tear over time eventually shortening the life span. Read how to remedy this issue…  
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