Fouling impacts performance

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.

Performance issues

Plant maintenance costs attributable to heat exchangers & boilers

15%

Heat exchanger efficiency loss due to fouling

10%

Maintenance down-time reduction with HeatX

90%