Boosting capacity, slashing costs
Air fin coolers, furnaces, and heat exchangers tend to accumulate dirt rapidly. Regular cleaning is essential as accumulated grime severely hampers cooling efficiency and heat transfer. While high-pressure water is the conventional cleaning method, our colleagues at MCO-Team have pioneered a superior alternative with minimized risk of damage. This innovative dry cleaning method, known as soda blasting or Sodium Jet Power Cleaning, not only enhances the equipment's operational capacity but also conserves energy.
Unveiling soda blasting
Diverging from traditional water pressure washing, soda blasting employs air combined with sodium bicarbonate, commonly referred to as baking soda. Essentially, we eliminate external contaminants from tubes and pipes in air fin coolers, furnaces, and heat exchangers using a pressure that doesn't exceed 6 bar. Owing to its gentle approach, soda blasting is a safer cleaning alternative to high-pressure methods, especially for delicate components like cooler bank fins. By blasting from below, soda blasting reaches areas inaccessible to conventional overhead high-pressure sprayers.
Soda blasting offers a wide range of benefits. Primarily, it reduces the risk of damage compared to pressure washing. Moreover, it eliminates the release of chemical-laden wastewater, safeguarding the environment. Dry blasting is also feasible in colder conditions where water cleaning poses freezing risks. In certain scenarios, soda blasting can be executed even while the equipment is operational. In essence, soda blasting is quicker and more efficient, enhancing equipment functionality and curbing maintenance expenses.
It also reduces the frequency of required maintenance, potentially halving it in some cases. The majority of contaminants removed through dry blasting are natural, such as pollen, sand, and dust. Our rigorous emission tests consistently confirm the absence of any detrimental impact on humans or the environment. Additionally, we employ a specialised extraction unit to further minimise emissions.