Technical Papers and Articles
While Neither Bottom Dog nor Bellwether, the Plant Condenser Carries its Weight
by Beth Foley-Saxon – Power Engineering magazine, January 2017. This article discusses power plant condenser design and maintenance. Click on link for article:
The Science Behind Eddy Current and Remote Field Testing: for Condenser and Heat Exchanger Tubing
by James Kocher, Gary Fischer and Christopher Van Name
Moistrue-Free Surface Cleaning Technology: NitroLance™
by William Putman – Sulfuric Acid Today magazine, Spring/Summer 2016. This article discusses the use of pressurized liquid nitrogen in a supercritical state to clean a variety of heat exchangers, boilers, reactors economizers and other industrial surfaces.
Leak Detection the "Ins" and "Outs"
by Barry Van Name – Power Engineering magazine, February 2016. This article discusses the problems associated with air Inleakage and water leakage, common source locations and the method used to detect them.
A Journey to Improve Condenser Performance
by Barry Van Name – Power Engineering magazine, July 2015. While there is an industry-wide understanding that compromised condenser tubes reduce unit performance in the short term, the long-term effects of this neglect can be detrimental, forcing unplanned outages and loss of revenue.
Cleaning with Liquid Nitrogen
by Beth Foley-Saxon – JetNews magazine, February 2016. This article discusses the history, procedures and benefits of using high-pressure super-cooled liquid nitrogen as a tool for cleaning condensers and heat exchangers.
Mechanical Tube Cleaning: The Emerging Trend in Maintaining Heat Exchanger Efficiency
The mechanical cleaning technology has proven to be safe, effective and environmentally sound. This paper will address five case studies where positive results were achieved with this emerging technology.
Optimum Heat Exchanger Performance Depends on Clean Tubes
by Jennifer Larson – JetNews magazine, October 2015. This article discusses the correlation between heat exchanger tube condition and unit performance, types of deposits and the procedures to mitigate the fouling.
Conco U-Tube Cleaning System
The fouling of U-Tube Heat Exchanger ID’s not only has a negative impact on heat transfer efficiency, but also may restrict the output or production capacity of the facility and data acquisition for non destructive testing of the unit. Traditional tube ID cleaning methods include the use of high pressure water and or chemicals. However, this can not only be dangerous, it also does not completely remove the majority of the deposit from the unit. As a result, Conco has developed and facilitated a mechanical cleaning method that can completely remove the deposit from the unit that is safe, efficient and cost effective.
Raise plant efficiency and lower production costs: Achieving total condenser performance
Published in August 2013, this article discusses how Conco can help your plant acheive Total Consdenser Performance.