New Automatic Tube Cleaning System Strainer Patent improves preventing unnecessary cost due to condenser fouling.
Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger fouling costs the US economy over $80B annually despite the long established preventive maintenance habit of periodic manual cleaning. The Iowa manufacturing company Innovas Technologies develops state of the art solutions to eliminate this problem in shell and tube heat exchangers through the full spectrum of heavy industry all the way down to comfort cooling by its Helios Automatic Tube Cleaning System (Helios TCS).
The award winning Innovas Technologies recently completed the filing of a new patent that enables a new benchmark of effectiveness in cleaning media capture rates. The new technology titled, “Strainer for Collection of Heat Exchanger Cleaning Projectiles in Continuous Tube Cleaning Systems” allows for a much smaller footprint of our ball collection trap making it very appealing for large industrial applications as well as smaller comfort cooling scenarios with confined areas. Furthermore, the new strainer technology allows for high flow rates (7 to 10 Feetp/s) yet provides a very small pressure drop of less than 1 psi.
This new design was developed using ISO 9001 Quality Standards and Best Practice engineering design procedures. To validate the new product the innovative trap design was thoroughly tested at the University of Iowa Hydraulics laboratory and will be built under strict ISO 9001 quality standards as well as ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code. The ultimate result will be another step in the march to eliminate shell and tube related fouling completely through automated condenser cleaning systems.