To develop a method for ‘on-line’ cleaning of heat exchangers to significantly increase energy efficiency in the oil, gas, power and chemical process sectors.
Clean-Ex Project Partners
Intelligent Systems Research Institute, Tube Tech International Ltd, University of Stuttgart, Biprotech Sp.z.o.o., Shell Global Solutions.
- Projectile Technology – Development and demonstration of a corrosion and wear resistant cleaning projectile for use in aggressive fluids and elevated temperatures of up to 300C.
- Projectile Tracking Technology – Development of a projectile detection and tracking system to monitor cleaning of individual tubes and identify potential blockages.
- Projectile Propulsion Technology – To ensure sufficient line pressure behind the cleaning projectile a propulsion system is required.
- Projectile Introduction and Recovery System – A system to ensure projectiles are introduced and recovered efficiently.
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