Heat exchangers are generally very strong and efficient tools. They are made from robust, corrosion-resistant materials, have no moving parts, and can be used at various temperatures and pressures.
Because there are no moving parts, there is little chance of the equipment going out of order or needing repair. If used correctly, a heat exchanger will remain in top condition for many years.
However, over time, heat exchangers may face issues sometimes. To keep this from happening and to increase the lifespan of the heat exchanger, there are several steps to take.
Accurate design details: When you send the design details of the heat exchanger to the engineers, always make sure that the details are accurate.
This will help ensure that your heat exchanger is thermally efficient and also be operational for a long time to come. Without the accurate details, several problems could arise. For instance, if the flow rates are too high, it could lead to erosion.
If the pressures are too high then they can result in leaks. When providing the details, also inform about the materials to be used. Heat exchangers should always be made of materials suitable for the chemicals to be mixed.
Correct installation: How the heat exchanger is installed also plays a role in determining the lifespan. Only the correct fittings and pipes should be used during installation.
If a copper alloy heat exchanger are to be used with polluted water or coolant, it should be used on clean water for the first several weeks to help create a protective layer over the tube. This helps prevent corrosion. If the fluids have chances of carrying solids, a filter should be used to prevent corrosion.
Regular maintenance: All Komax heat exchangers allow for easy maintenance. Komax heat exchangers are detachable and have no moving parts; therefore, there is hardly any effort involved in cleaning or maintaining it.
You simply have to remove the end caps and remove the internal tubes for cleaning. Heat exchangers often don’t require professional servicing. As long as they are regularly cleaned, and the residue is prevented from building up, heat exchangers run smoothly for years.
Komax is the world leader in static mixers, heat exchangers, steam heaters, and starch cookers. For custom designed heat exchangers for any industry, simply convey your requirements to the design engineers and see your choicest heat exchange coming to life and serving you for years to come.