Acoustic Cleaning Systems and the Alternatives
If you operate ESPs within your facility, one thing is sure, the rising cost of maintenance due to damage caused by the Mechanical Rapping Systems.
It is not surprising when you consider that they usually consist of very heavy piston hammers. However, help is a hand via the installation of effective non-destructive Acoustic Cleaning Systems like our Acoustic Cleaners and Sonic Soot Blowers, also known as Sonic Horns.
Primasonics Acoustic Cleaning Systems can be installed in the following key areas:
- On the roof, above each field.
- On the inlet ducting.
- On the Hopper sections.
Both the Acoustic Cleaners and Sonic Soot Blowers only need to be sounded for a few seconds at predetermined intervals and, when located on top of the ESP, offer the potential for significant reduction in operation or indeed total elimination of existing Mechanical Rapping Systems.
On the inlet duct, they prevent material build up on walls and baffles thus maintain a constant velocity gas stream into the ESP.
When mounted on the ESP Hopper section, they prevent particulate build-up and plugging of the Hopper as well as ensuring that maximum discharge rates are achieved.
The photograph below is of a Q3 Sonic Soot Blower, one of 15 installed on two ESPs of a large Power Generation plant. For more information read the ESP Case Study for this installation.