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Causes and treatment methods for excessive pressure drop of heat exchanger

2019-05-14 16:56:00 

Causes of excessive pressure drop in the heat exchanger

1. The running system pipeline is not properly purged, especially in the newly installed system pipeline, many dirt (such as welding slag) enters the interior of the plate heat exchanger. Because the cross-sectional area of the plate heat exchanger is narrow, change Precipitates and suspended solids in the heat accumulator accumulate at the corner holes and in the diversion zone, resulting in a large reduction in the flow path area there, causing a major loss of pressure at this location.

2. When the plate heat exchanger is selected for the first time, the area is too small, causing the flow velocity between the plates to be too high and the pressure drop to be large.

3. After the plate heat exchanger has been running for a period of time, the pressure drop is too large due to fouling on the surface of the plate.

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Heat exchanger pressure drop too large processing method

1. Disassemble the plate heat exchangers one by one, reassemble or replace the gaskets and plates.

2. Remove dirt or plate fouling from the heat exchanger flow path. For newly operated systems, clean them once a week according to the actual situation. When cleaning the surface scale of the plate, select a suitable cleaning solution and wash the temperature at 40-60 °C. When disassembling the equipment for chemical immersion cleaning, open the heat exchanger inlet and outlet of the heat exchanger, or install the DN25 cleaning port on the medium inlet and outlet nozzles when installing the equipment, inject the cleaning solution into the equipment, and clean the residual acid with water after immersion. Liquid to make pH ≥ 7. When disassembling the cleaning, soak the plate in the cleaning solution for 30 min, then use a soft brush to lightly rub the scale, and finally clean it with water. Avoid damage to the plates and rubber pads during the cleaning process. If the mechanical backwashing method is not disassembled, a nozzle should be connected to the medium inlet and outlet pipes in advance, the equipment should be connected to the mechanical cleaning vehicle, and the cleaning liquid should be injected into the equipment in the opposite direction of the medium flow. The cycle cleaning time is 10-15 min. The medium flow rate is controlled at 0.05 to 0.15 m/s. Finally, recycle with water several times to control the mass concentration of Cl in the water below 25 mg/L.

3. It is better to use soft water after softening treatment for the secondary circulating water. Generally, the mass concentration of suspended solids in water is not more than 5 mg/L, the impurity diameter is not more than 3 mm, and pH is ≥ 7. When the water temperature is not more than 95 °C, the concentration of Ca and Mg should be no more than 2 mmol/L; when the water temperature is greater than 95|C, the concentration of Ca and Mg should be no more than 0.3 mmol/L, and the concentration of dissolved oxygen should be no more than 0.1 mg/L. L.

4. For the central heating system, a method of replenishing water to the secondary can be used once.

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