- Non-VOC, non-biocidal, non-toxic
- Water-based (approximately 75%)
- Non-insular, transfer heat
- Effective at thicknesses of 2mil
HeatX is nanostructured to create a passivating layer that repels fouling, water, and oils, while protecting against corrosion
HeatX is water-based and contains no biocidal compounds. The omniphobic (water & oil repellant) nanocomposite properties create an extremely slick surface that releases bio films & growth.
In addition to being non-toxic and non-VOC-containing, HeatX is non-insular and can function under extreme pressures and temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fouling can result in major performance and operational issues. Over time, tube surfaces become covered by naturally built-up deposits to form an insulated layer. As the overall heat transfer surface becomes layered with particles such as ash, soot, bio, dirt, etc., an increase in energy consumption is required to compensate.
Corrosion results from chemical reactions that naturally occur externally and internally in heat exchangers. Corrosion accelerates when ions are present or when exposed to chemical compositions rich in chlorides.
Erosion damage can occur when scale particles break loose and subsequently impinge upon other surfaces. Erosive wear accelerates when protective films deteriorate due to mechanical vibrations, excessive velocity, and suspended solid particles. The loss of material may lead to potentially dangerous problems physically and economically.
Fouling can reduce heat transfer efficiency of stream power plants and oil & gas refineries significantly. In seawater-fed exchanger trials with Hawaiian Electric, a HeatX-coated chiller was capable of handling 2x heat load when compared to an uncoated, fouled chiller. Downtime for maintenance was reduced from 20 days/year to just two days/year for the 12 months after HeatX was applied.
HeatX is an advanced low-surface energy, polymeric coating designed to impart chemical resistance and water & oil repellency to a wide variety of metals and coated surfaces.
Oceanit conducted a case study of HeatX in collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) a major utility company in the state of Hawaii. HECO mainly utilizes shell and tube heat exchangers in their power plants. Learn how HeatX significantly reduced biofouling and corrosion issues for HECO heat exchangers.
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