Heat Exchangers are designed to transfer as much energy as possible, making them an invaluable device. The tool makes the transfer of heat between two fluids possible. A number of industrial applications require this for both heating and cooling purposes. The applications are specifically found within the pulp, municipal waste water treatment plants, biofuels, coal, and mining industries.
When Komax designed the Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger, they focused on the technology to deliver the best possible heat while saving energy and helping save energy within plants. The exchanger can be used for mixing and heating municipal sludge, FOG (fats, oil, and grease), and manure for aerobic and anaerobic digestion purposes.
First was to design a heat exchanger that can give consistent efficiency. The Komax model generates turbulence on the pipe walls and reduces boundary layers. The turbulence ensures that the system maintains long-term consistent effectiveness.
The mixing elements placed on the opposite side allow wall-to-wall radial transfer of sludge and debris without clogging or build up. Even stringy rope-like debris will not plug equipment. Materials on the walls cause thickness and over time lowers the efficiency, however, the Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger eliminated the problem. This feature also allows for bigger particles to pass through. The technology created allows for little to no maintenance or downtime within the plant.
Because of the continuous shearing and mixing, there is a rise in good bacteriological activity.
The unique design offers the option to never have to clean as it supports a self-cleaning environment.
The Komax heat exchanger increases the heat transfer efficiency as compared to a conventional tube in a tube heat exchanger by four to six times more. It enhances the biogas production and aides in the production of Class A biosolids. The heat exchanger can heat sludge flow rates from 100 gpm to 10,000 gpm. An additional benefit is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and the sequestering of carbon.
Komax has over 100,000 installations worldwide to help improve industry applications. Komax can manufacture in carbon or stainless steel, and horizontal and vertical mounting configurations. In summary, they have a well-earned worldwide reputation for solving difficult obstacles. If you are looking specifically for a customized solution to make your plant more efficient, contact them today. Not only can they help with heat exchangers, but they also have static mixing and desuperheater solutions as well.