HPC- Hot Pipe Coatings Reduce Heat/Energy Loss up to 70% on operating Steam, Condensate, Hot Water Lines and Boilers without requiring any shutdown.
Case Studies – Hot Pipe Coatings
HPC™ Reduces Heat Loss of NJ Asphalt Plant
The pipes of an asphalt plant could not be insulated with traditional insulation. Drops in temperature during shutdowns caused the heated oils in the feed pipes to clog the system, stopped production and wasted product.
Hot Pipe Coating , Rust Grip® and Super Therm® were applied directly to all of the flanges, valves and fittings that could otherwise not be insulated during operation and without any pre treatment .
The heated pipe of 237°F was coated during operation realized a Delta T of 72° with one 1/8” coat and a Delta T of 168° with 3/8” of HPC. The plant operates without stopping production and is saving over 71%.
HPC™ Saves Energy on Valves & Strainers
Strainer at chemical factory was insulated with traditional insulation up to the strainer valves, flanges, and couplings which could not be effectively insulated. Although the straight runs were protected, an enormous amount of energy was being lost at the uninsulated valves, flanges, and couplings.
Hot Pipe Coating was applied directly to all of the irregular surfaces and fittings without any pre treatment or the need to shut the system down during the application, as is required by other alternatives.
The HPC™ coated strainer realized an instant reduction in surface temperature of 125°C (257°F) realizing a 74% increase in efficiency and retained usable heat.
HPC™ Restores 38 Year Old Boilers
Two very well maintained 38 year-old steam boilers in that relied on the factory installed insulation and metal jacket on the main vessel with no insulation on the valves and end cap. Over the years of several leaks and repair events the insulation was compromised, the metal jackets needed repair and the unit was not operating efficiently.
HPC™ – Hot Pipe Coating was applied directly to the entire surface of the boiler (including: existing metal jacket, end caps, valves and fittings) to created a fully adhered, monolithic insulating jacket around the entire boiler system. This was all done during operation without any operational downtime or pre treatment.
The heated tanks were coated during operation with HPC™ (1/8” on the metal jacket and 1” on the End caps and valves). The newly coated surface realized a Delta T of 132 and realized a 62% increase in retained usable heat.
Steam Leaks & Energy Loss Seek Path of Least Resistance
Steam and energy loss seek the path of least resistance despite state of the art metal clad insulation installed on all straight runs of new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. All valves and strainers are left uninsulated due to cost effectiveness, resulting in massive loss of energy.
Hot Pipe Coating- HPC™ was applied to all of the irregular surfaces at varying thicknesses (as needed) without any pretreatment or interruption of service.
Coated fittings, valves and strainers have a reduced surface temperature of 162° (from 316°F to 134°F) and increase energy savings by over 50%.