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HELIOS TUBE CLEANING SYSTEM®

The Helios TCS® Eliminates the century-old problem of chiller fouling.

In the commercial and industrial sectors, chillers are foundational for HVAC services and process cooling. Water cooled chillers are incredibly effective, but they suffer from endemic tube fouling preventing their complete optimization.

The award winning Helios TCS® represents the breakthrough solution eliminating efficiency robbing fouling and all its problematic effects through mechanical and fully automatic preventative cleaning.

Innovas Technologies has spent the last decade building products that empower our customers to overcome operational problems that slowed their own path to excellence.

APPLICATION ENGINEERING GUIDE

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HELIOS TUBE CLEANING SYSTEM®

How does the Helios® system work?

The system continuously cleans heat exchangers by circulating sponge balls through the heat exchanger tubes at programmed intervals, preventing residue, deposits, and bio-film from accumulating in the tubes.

The Helios Skid is comprised of the Controls Enclosure, Pump, Application Controller with associated piping and valves.  A plug-in communications module may be selected for the Helios skid microprocessor controller, and is available for either BACnet MS/TP BACNet IP protocol or MODBUS RTU RS232/485 protocol. The communications modules enable seamless communication with the facility control room for alarm notifications, monitoring, and control of the Helios system. A complete list of available communications points is available – please contact your Innovas sales representative to ensure you have the most updated points list.

The Helios Skid is comprised of the Controls Enclosure, Pump, Application Controller with associated piping and valves.  A plug-in communications module may be selected for the Helios skid microprocessor controller, and is available for either BACnet MS/TP BACNet IP protocol or MODBUS RTU RS232/485 protocol. The communications modules enable seamless communication with the facility control room for alarm notifications, monitoring, and control of the Helios system. A complete list of available communications points is available – please contact your Innovas sales representative to ensure you have the most updated points list.

Installed in the heat exchanger outlet piping, the strainer inside the Ball Trap prevents balls from escaping downstream. The ball trap may be installed in any position, and may be located in vertical or horizontal pipe runs. A Y-style trap is best suited for straight pipe runs and provides the lowest possible pressure drop. When necessary due to available space or existing piping configuration, an elbow-style ball trap can replace a 90-degree piping elbow.

This is where the balls are staged between injection cycles. The sight glass on the Collector enables the operator to observe the number and condition of the sponge balls. In addition, it permits the operator to observe the balls during manual operation of the system. The collector should be positioned so that an operator has unobstructed access to the sight glass to change the cleaning balls. Locating the collector close to the heat exchanger reduces the length of piping runs through which cleaning balls need to flow and reduces the Helios pump run time requirements. The collector stand is equipped with a mounting foot complete with anchor bolt holes, and a concrete housekeeping pad is not required.

PRODUCT REVIEWS

What Customers Say About the Helios TCS®

“We have found real value in continuously maintaining clean condenser and evaporator tubes. We save energy, sure, but we also provide better cooling and at the same time, reduce the maintenance requirements of our chillers.”

 

Travis T. – Power Plant Manager

“Savings include energy, maintenance & elimination of workload associated with fouling.”

 

Pat L. – CCantral Utility Plant Lead

“At first we thought the Helios system might be too good to be true. Now, nearly 10 years later, we can’t imagine our operation without it.”

 

Justin C. – Chiller Plants, Associate Director

“We used a third party to validate Innovas ’ savings numbers and they turned out better than claimed.”

 

Mike O. – Cooling Plant Manager 

USE CASES

Helios TCS®  Case Studies

Xcel Energy Case Study

Xcel Energy Case Study

Xcel Energy Xcel Energy, one of the largest combined electric and natural gas utilities...