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Heat Exchangers & Plate Coolers

Used to transfer heat between two fluids while keeping them separate, heat exchangers are essential components in various industries, such as power generation, chemical processing, HVAC systems and oil refineries.

Fouling refers to the deposition and accumulation of unwanted substances on the heat transfer surfaces of heat exchangers. These substances can include organic matter, suspended solids, corrosion products, minerals, and biological material. Fouling reduces heat transfer efficiency, increases pressure drop, and requires additional energy consumption to maintain the desired temperature differential. It can also lead to flow restrictions, decreased throughput, and equipment damage.

Scaling most commonly occurs when dissolved minerals (e.g., calcium, magnesium, and silica) precipitate in the water and form solid deposits on the heat exchanger surfaces. These deposits reduce heat transfer efficiency by forming an insulating layer that acts as a barrier to heat transfer. This can also lead to flow blockages, increased pressure drop, and potential equipment damage.

The factors contributing to fouling and scaling in heat exchangers include:

The composition of the fluids being processed in the heat exchanger plays a crucial role. Impurities, suspended solids, dissolved minerals, and organic matter present in the fluids can contribute to fouling and scaling.

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