Fouling Impact – Environmental

Environmental Impact of Fouling in Heat Exchangers

The environmental impact of Heat Exchanger fouling is equally important as the economic impact. Worldwide treaties on reduction of environmental pollution have resulted in dramatic increase of our collective consciousness on this issue over recent years. Industry segments that find themselves under the magnifying glass as notorious polluters will be happy to address the issue of fouling. After all (in addition to) the economical advantages – the environmental benefits are also obvious:

  • Extension of equipment life time (less corrosion in tubes)
  • Downsizing of equipment foot print (no overdesign)
  • Reduction of carbon footprint as result of reduced consumption of electricity or fossil fuels
  • Reduction of water consumption (higher Cycle of Concentration in cooling water allowable)
  • Reduction of Chemicals required for manual cleaning