Fin Foam

FinFoam our eco-friendly cleaning solution, returns heat exchanger coils to return equipment back to peak performance and improve energy efficiency.

FinFoam is a process to clean exterior finned tubed exchangers and boilers. Instead of using high- pressure water or other liquid means to clean finned tubes. FinFoam utilises a low pressure - high volume system that consistently and thoroughly cleans the finned exterior tubes.

Hydrocarbons and other airborne debris attaches itself to the fins and as the finned tube becomes dirtier, it becomes increasingly noticeable thus reducing efficiency of the exchanger. The exterior of the finned tubes become fouled and dirty by the fans pulling (induced draft), or pushing (forced draft) dirt and debris onto the finned tubes.

How we do it

At Refinery Solutions, we plan a safe and effective cleaning plan prior to beginning the process from evaluating your equipment to right through to determining the cleaning mixture required.

Our team works with your company to set up the equipment and prepare the area. This process includes locking out the fans prior to the procedure and protecting fan motors from excess water.

The environmentally safe foam mixture is then sprayed by our technicians, thoroughly coating dirty fin fans. The foam saturates and expands to completely cover all surface areas. The dirt and debris is broken down and gently removed from the fin coil surface.

The last step is to remove the remaining cleaning agent and debris with a low-pressure high volume water rinse. The wastewater and debris are collected and disposed safely and easily according to your safety standards.

Online cleaning solution

There's no need to stop production. With FinFoam we're able to clean online whilst your fin fans are operating. Energy savings can be calculated with astonishing accuracy. When clean heat exchangers perform at their optimal rate, fans can be turned off or reduced to half-power. However the true returns come from increased production capacity.

Optimizing your return: the FinFoam rate of exchange

  • Improved cooling performance and unit efficiency
  • Increased production
  • Prolonged unit life
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • No production loss with "online" cleaning
  • Zero damage to fins
  • Removes all debris and corrosive elements
  • Foam expands to coat and clean entire surface area
  • pH balanced cleaning formula
  • After performing the foam cleaning process, operations can adjust and/or reduce variable motor settings to exert less energy in the cooling process

FinFoam is a best prractice cleaning method recommended by fin fan manufacturers such as:

  • Hudson Products USA
  • Smithco

FinFoam an environmentally friendly solution to clean:

  • Fin Fans
  • Convection sections of furnaces
  • Pre-heaters
  • Boilers
  • Large Radiators

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