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Xcel Energy: A Two-Year Triumph with the Helios ATS™

Two years and 50,000 cycles later the Helios Tube Cleaning System® is a win for Excel Energy Xcel Energy’s district cooling plant in the city of Denver is one of the most advanced, reliable, energy efficient cooling systems in the world.  Xcel has emerged as a pioneer in innovation, and…

Two years and 50,000 cycles later the Helios Tube Cleaning System® is a win for Excel Energy

Xcel Energy’s district cooling plant in the city of Denver is one of the most advanced, reliable, energy efficient cooling systems in the world.  Xcel has emerged as a pioneer in innovation, and their commitment to sustainable practices is accentuated through the implantation of the Helios TCS™ at the district cooling plant in the City of Denver. 

Three years post-installation, the project stands tall with its achievements, notably increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance. In this video update, the success story is outlined in detail, focusing on the exceptional performance, reliability, ease of maintenance, and increased energy efficiency achieved with the Helios.

Helios ATS: A Performance Triumph

The Helios® system has proven to be a game-changer, with Helios-enabled equipment demonstrating optimal energy efficiency with the elimination of chiller tube fouling. Increased cooling capacity and reduced energy consumption showcase measurable and substantial advancements over non-Helios-equipped chillers that are fouling managed through manual cleaning.

Reliability Reinvented

Reliability is the cornerstone of any energy management system, and the Helios® has been the epitome of dependability for Xcel Energy. The case study emphasizes the consistent and reliable performance of the equipment, ensuring uninterrupted energy supply even in demanding conditions. 

Ease of Maintenance

Innovation should not come at the cost of complexity. The Helios TCS™ strikes the perfect balance, offering state-of-the-art technology without sacrificing simplicity. Excel Energy’s maintenance team estimates that it takes 20 minutes or less, once a quarter, to change out the cleaning balls and does not require any chiller run disruption.  Contrasting this with the days required for outdated manual cleaning practices, the Helios Tube Cleaning System® enables ease of maintenance, downtime reduction and reduction of operational hassles through modern automation.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact

Xcel Energy’s journey with the Helios® has resulted in a substantial boost in chiller energy efficiency. The case study details how the system optimizes operations, minimizing wastage and maximizing output, thus contributing to a greener and more sustainable energy footprint.

The increased energy efficiency of the Denver district cooling plant is not only a win for operational excellence but also a significant stride towards environmental responsibility. The adoption of innovative technology has made a positive impact on carbon footprint reduction, aligning with Xcel Energy’s broader sustainability goals.

A Triumph of Innovation

Three years after the installation of the Helios® system, the Denver district cooling plant stands as a testament to the success that can be achieved through a commitment to innovation and sustainability. The exceptional performance, reliability, ease of maintenance, and increased energy efficiency achieved with the Helios® is yet another highlight demonstrating Xcel Energy as a leader in the ever-evolving landscape of energy management.

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