Filtration of Heating and Cooling Systems
Filtration of Heating and Cooling Systems for Protection
Heating or cooling systems, conventional or alternative, involve water. Over time that water picks up particles which in extreme cases can silt up entire heating systems, requiring expensive maintenance, repair or even replacement. A build-up of solids no thicker than a human hair inside pipework can reduce heat transfer by up to 30%, drastically reducing efficiency and increasing energy consumption.
The correct water Filtration of Heating and Cooling Systems will remove suspended particulate down to less than 1 micron which has been proven to produce energy savings of up 15-20% of total energy costs.
Common in Industry is the use of evaporation cooling towers, due to the nature of their operation there is a risk of biological growth in the water which can be the on-set of legionella. This is commonly treated with the use of chemical water treatment killing the “bugs.” However, in this case little consideration can be taken into account of how these dead cells are dealt with as they now become food for new “bugs.” This often leads to more and more chemical dosing required to control this or even complete loss of control.
When process water is used for cooling where the water is in direct contact with a product, for example in the extrusion process it is commonplace for the process cooling water to become quickly contaminated by the product itself or its byproducts. If left unfiltered the particulate suspended in the process cooling water with build-up and cause fouling within chiller, heat exchangers and cooling towers causing extensive (and expensive) repairs or even replacement which of course leads to loss of production.
With the implementation of water filtration technology supplied by Hydro-Gen the biological load element can be removed. Doing this gains control over the system reducing chemical dosing costs and gaining peace of mind as an outbreak of legionella can prove catastrophic for a company and its personnel.