and efficiency of a boiler or an economiser or any other plant utilising
combustion together with an heat exchange surfaces , can be seriously
reduced by soot deposits on these surfaces.
If the plant is not equipped with an efficient cleaning system for the heating surfaces, there will be a very frequent need of interruptions on the working time with a related high manpower cost for the labour intensive job of manual cleaning of the plant.
A plant with an efficient sootblowing system can save money reducing maintenance stops and keeping the heating surfaces clean and therefore thermal efficient.
principle of cleaning with sootblowers consists in the utilisation of
an high pressure jet of steam (or air or water) directed on the exchange
sootblowers are utilised to clean different types of heat exchange surface
like boiler wall tubes, studded tubes, fintubes of different types, i.e.
spiral or rectangular fins, or cast iron gilled tubes.
equipments are installed in plants firing a wide variety of many different
types of fuel, like:
Casinghini sootblowers can be operated: