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Necessity of regular cleaning of glass lined heat exchanger

Necessity of regular cleaning of glass lined heat exchanger

Necessity of regular cleaning of glass lined heat exchanger

After a long period of operation, all types of heat exchangers will inevitably have scaling, corrosion and other problems. The main reason is that tap water is used as the working medium. When the external conditions (such as temperature, flow rate and concentration) change, the water quality often shows an unstable state, resulting in scaling, corrosion, biological slime and other phenomena.

Scale, corrosion and microbial breeding are not isolated, but are interrelated and affect each other. For example, scale and dirt are often combined together, and scaling and microbial slime can cause or aggravate corrosion. These scales, corrosives and biological slime cause failure effects on heat exchange equipment and other sensing components, and pose serious risks to the safe operation of equipment.

Scale adhesion of equipment and pipeline: the thermal conductivity of scale is low, which reduces the heat transfer efficiency or uneven heat transfer, affects the heating efficiency of heat exchange equipment, increases the equipment pressure, increases the electromechanical load and increases the power consumption. Deposits (scale, slime and rust) cover the heat exchange equipment pipes or the channel surface of the glass lined heat exchanger, causing corrosion under the scale. When the equipment evaporation heating surface is attached with deposits, the temperature of the metal pipe wall rises, causing the system water penetrating under the deposits to evaporate and condense rapidly. The serious corrosion under the scale caused by the increase in the concentration of various impurities will cause the metal High temperature water leakage due to metal corrosion and perforation of system piping and equipment will lead to unimaginable consequences.

In order to prevent the formation of scale, inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms, control the corrosion of equipment and pipelines, improve heat exchange efficiency, save energy, and extend the service life of equipment, it is necessary to regularly clean and pre film sterilize the glass lined heat exchanger equipment. According to the experimental data of relevant departments, the efficiency of glass lined heat exchanger is reduced by 33% and the energy consumption of equipment operation is increased by about 20% on average when the thickness of scale on the surface of glass lined heat exchanger is 0.2 ~ 0.5mm.

If the glass lined heat exchanger equipment is operated for a long time without proper cleaning and maintenance, it will inevitably cause a series of problems, such as disrepair of glass lined heat exchanger equipment, blockage of pipes, reduction of heat exchange efficiency, etc. when the dirt corrosion is particularly serious, it will also interrupt the process, force the shutdown of olefins in the unit, and directly cause various economic losses; If leakage occurs due to rust corrosion, even malignant production accidents may occur.