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TAPROGGE Cleaning Balls

Our cleaning balls reliably do the job

TAPROGGE

  • … has gained more than 60 years of experience and expertise developing, manufacturing, designing and operating cleaning balls
  • … has gained considerable amounts of experience cleaning thousands of heat exchangers all around the world
  • … as a manufacturer of cleaning balls and cleaning systems, also guarantees that perfect synergies can be achieved between the cleaning systems and the cleaning balls
  • … manufactures cleaning balls exclusively in Germany.

Ball range

Choosing the optimum type of cleaning ball out of a selection of 17 standard and special types, each available in 3 hardness grades in diameters of 14-48 millimetres, is essential to ensure cleaning is as successful as possible.

Identifying the best possible cleaning ball is a balance between:

  • Optimum cleaning efficiency
  • Maximum service life
  • Trouble-free ball circulation

Certifications

  • Manufacture and quality control as per DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015
  • All raw materials and additives of the TAPROGGE cleaning balls conform with the EU Chemical Substances Directive ((EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH))
Limit the selection of the appropriate TAPROGGE cleaning ball for your system by making the following choices:
TYPE OF SYSTEM:
TUBE MATERIAL:
To achieve the best possible cleaning effect, the TAPROGGE expert service team will individually adapt the cleaning ball type to the specific conditions of your system. Please contact us, we would be happy to help you!
S160

S160

L160

L160

Sponge rubber ball

Description

Standard cleaning ball for copper and brass tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for copper and brass tubes (particularly combined with ferrous sulphate dosing) in low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

low-salinity water: 12 balls/hour and tube
mixed water : examination required

Special features

Due to the roughness of copper-alloy tube surfaces, the cleaning ball type S160 may also be applied as long-life ball (L160).

S170

S170

L170

L170

Sponge rubber ball for special hydraulic conditions

Description

for copper and brass tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for copper and brass tubes (particularly combined with ferrous sulphate dosing) in low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

low-salinity water : 12 balls/hour and tube

mixed water: examination required

Special features

Special cleaning ball for copper-alloy structured tubes, or for particularly unfavourable hydraulic conditions.

Due to the roughness of copper-alloy tube surfaces, the cleaning ball type S170 may also be applied as long-life ball (L170).

S110

S110

L110

L110

Sponge rubber ball for the TAPROGGE CCS (Chiller Cleaning System)

Description

for copper and brass tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for copper-alloy tubes, particularly in heat exchangers of refrigeration plants with low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

as per case-specific recommendation

Special features

cleaning ball for copper-alloy tubes in refrigeration plants

Due to the roughness of copper-alloy tube surfaces, the cleaning ball type S110 may also be applied as long-life ball (L110).

P150

P150

PL150

PL150

Polishing ball

Description

standard cleaning ball with polishing agent admix for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

12 balls/hour and tube

Special features

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix

Type PL150 should not be used with clean stainless steel and titanium tubes.

P130

P130

PL130

PL130

Polishing ball for special hydraulic conditions

Description

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

12 balls/hour and tube

Special features

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix

Type PL130 should not be used with clean stainless steel and titanium tubes.

P091

P091

PL091

PL091

Polishing ball for the TAPROGGE CCS (Chiller Cleaning System)

Description

cleaning ball for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for stainless steel and titanium tubes, particularly with heat exchangers of refrigeration plants and low-salinity waters.

Cleaning frequency

as per case-specific recommendation

Special features

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix

Cleaning ball for stainless steel and titanium tubes in refrigeration plants.

Type PL091 should not be used with clean stainless steel and titanium tubes.

S200

S200

L200

L200

Sponge rubber ball

Description

standard cleaning ball for copper and brass tubes in salty waters.

Application

for copper and brass tubes (particularly combined with ferrous sulphate dosing) in salty waters; additionally in evaporators of MSF-Plants.

Cleaning frequency

in power stations:
without FeSO4 dosing: 6–12 balls/day and tube
with FeSO4 dosing: from 6–12 balls/day and tube to 6–12 balls/week and tube

in MSF plants:
2 balls/hour and tube with a ball number of 30 % of the number of tubes of the first evaporator stage

Special features

Due to the roughness of copper-alloy tube surfaces, the cleaning ball type S200 may also be applied as long-life ball (L200).

S220

S220

L220

L220

Sponge rubber ball for special hydraulic conditions

Description

cleaning ball for copper and brass tubes in salty waters.

Application

with copper and brass tubes (particularly combined with ferrous sulphate dosing) in salty waters; additionally with evaporators of MSF-Plants.

Cleaning frequency

in power stations:
without FeSO4 dosing: 6–12 balls/day and tube
with FeSO4 dosing: from 6–12 balls/day and tube to 6–12 balls/week and tube

in MSF plants:
2 balls/hour and tube with a ball number of 30 % of the number of tubes of the first evaporator stage

Special features

Due to the roughness of copper-alloy tube surfaces, the cleaning ball type S220 may also be applied as long-life ball (L220).

P250

P250

PL250

PL250

Polishing ball

Description

standard cleaning ball with polishing agent admix for stainless steel and titanium tubes in salty waters.

Application

for stainless steel and titanium tubes in salty waters; additionally with evaporators of MSF-Plants.

Cleaning frequency

in power stations:
12 balls/hour and tube
in MSF plants:
2 balls/hour and tube with a ball number of 30 % of the number of tubes of the first evaporator stage

Special features

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix

Due to the roughness of tube surfaces in MSF systems, particularly during the summer months on the grounds of the increased lime precipitation, type P250 may then also be applied as long-life ball (PL250).

P230

PL230

PL230

Polishing ball for special hydraulic conditions

Description

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix for stainless steel and titanium tubes in salty waters.

Application

for stainless steel and titanium tubes in salty waters; additionally with evaporators of MSF-Plants.

Cleaning frequency

in power stations:
12 balls/hour and tube

in MSF plants:
2 balls/hour and tube with a ball number of 30 % of the number of tubes of the first evaporator stage

Special features

cleaning ball with polishing agent admix

Due to the roughness of tube surfaces in MSF systems, particularly during the summer months on the grounds of the increased lime precipitation, type P250 may then also be applied as long-life ball (PL250).

G160

G160

Sponge rubber ball coated with plastic granulate for all types of cooling water

Description

Sponge rubber ball coated with plastic granulate (granulate ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and all types of cooling water.

Application

for particularly severe bio fouling in stainless steel and titanium tubes.

Cleaning frequency

12 balls/hour and tube

Special features

cleaning ball basic type S160 coated with plastic granulate

To ensure effective cleaning, the cleaning ball charge is replaced once the coating has worn off from most of the cleaning balls.

Granulate balls can be used as regular operating balls.

TP150

TP150

Polishing ball coated with polishing agent for low-salinity waters

Description

polishing ball coated with polishing agent (totally coated polishing ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes in low-salinity waters.

Application

for particularly hard scaling, such as lime, in stainless steel and titanium tubes.

Cleaning frequency

12 balls/hour and tube

Special features

cleaning ball basic type P150 with polishing agent admix

Totally coated polishing balls may be used as regular operating balls.

Cleaning is effected in two steps: Initially, the cleaning effect is increased by the coating. After the coating has worn off, the cleaning ball acts like the polishing ball in a second step.

TP130

TP130

Polishing ball coated with polishing agent for low-salinity waters and special hydraulic conditions

Description

Polishing ball coated with polishing agent (totally coated polishing ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and low-salinity waters.

Application

for particularly hard scaling, such as lime, in stainless steel and titanium tubes.

Cleaning frequency

12 balls/hour and tube

Special features

cleaning ball basic type P130 with polishing agent admix

Totally coated polishing balls may be used as regular operating balls.

Cleaning is effected in two steps: Initially, the cleaning effect is increased by the coating. After the coating has worn off, the cleaning ball acts like the polishing ball in a second step.

T160

T160

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum for all types of cooling water

Description

Sponge rubber ball with corundum coating (totally coated corundum ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and all types of cooling water.

The use of this cleaning ball in copper-alloy tubes is subject to a TAPROGGE recommendation.

Application

For the removal of hard scaling as calcite, residuals or corrosion products.

Cleaning frequency

Cleaning frequency and number of circulating cleaning balls must be determined after tests in the TAPROGGE laboratory.

Special features

cleaning ball basic type S160 with corundum coating

To ensure effective cleaning, the ball charge is exchanged once the coating has worn off from most of the cleaning balls.

This ball type should not be used as regular operating ball.

Application also after the corundum ring ball was used to remove scaling from the entire tube surface.

Remark

The microscopically visible scoring resulting from the ball use is smaller than the scoring resulting from the manufacture of the stainless steel and titanium tubes itself. Uncontrolled use of this cleaning ball type may damage tubes and system parts.

T300

T300

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum for all types of cooling water and special hydraulic conditions

Description

Sponge rubber ball with corundum coating (totally coated corundum ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and all types of cooling water.

The use of this cleaning ball in copper-alloy tubes is subject to a TAPROGGE recommendation.

Application

For the removal of hard scaling as calcite, residuals or corrosion products.

Cleaning frequency

Cleaning frequency and number of circulating cleaning balls must be determined after tests in the TAPROGGE laboratory.

Special features

cleaning ball basic type S300 with corundum coating

To ensure effective cleaning, the ball charge is exchanged once the coating has worn off from most of the cleaning balls.

This ball type should not be used as regular operating ball.

Application also after the corundum ring ball was used to remove scaling from the entire tube surface.

Remark

The microscopically visible scoring resulting from the ball use is smaller than the scoring resulting from the manufacture of the stainless steel and titanium tubes itself.
Uncontrolled use of this cleaning ball type may damage tubes and system parts.

R160

R160

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum ring for all types of cooling water

Description

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum ring (corundum ring ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and all types of cooling water.
The use of this cleaning ball in copper-alloy tubes is subject to a TAPROGGE recommendation.

Application

For the removal of hard scaling as calcite, residuals or corrosion products.

Cleaning frequency

Cleaning frequency and number of circulating cleaning balls must be determined after tests in the TAPROGGE laboratory.

Special features

Cleaning ball basic type S160 with ring-shaped corundum coating.

To ensure effective cleaning, the ball charge is exchanged once the (ring-shaped) coating (here: at two points) has worn off from most of the cleaning balls.

This cleaning ball should not be used as regular operating ball.

Application for particularly thick and hard scaling (layers). This is removed by the increased contact pressure at two points.

Remark

The microscopically visible scoring resulting from the ball use is smaller than the scoring resulting from the manufacture of the stainless steel and titanium tubes itself. Corundum ring balls clean at merely 2 points (from an extreme point of view, the tubes would become oval). Therefore, the use of corundum ring balls must always be followed by a cleaning sequence with totally coated corundum balls.

Uncontrolled use of this cleaning ball type may damage tubes and system parts.

R300

R300

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum ring for all types of cooling water and special hydraulic conditions

Description

Sponge rubber ball coated with corundum ring (corundum ring ball) for stainless steel and titanium tubes and all types of cooling water.

The use of this cleaning ball in copper-alloy tubes is subject to a TAPROGGE recommendation.

Application

For the removal of hard scaling as calcite, residuals or corrosion products.

Cleaning frequency

Cleaning frequency and number of circulating cleaning balls must be determined after tests in the TAPROGGE laboratory.

Special features

Cleaning ball basic type S300 with ring-shaped corundum coating.

To ensure effective cleaning, the ball charge is exchanged once the (ring-shaped) coating (here: at two points) has worn off from most of the cleaning balls.

This cleaning ball should not be used as regular operating ball

Application for particularly thick and hard scaling (layers). This is removed by the increased contact pressure at two points.

Remark

The microscopically visible scoring resulting from the ball use is smaller than the scoring resulting from the manufacture of the stainless steel and titanium tubes itself. Corundum ring balls clean at merely 2 points (from an extreme point of view, the tubes would become oval). Therefore, the use of corundum ring balls must always be followed by a cleaning sequence with totally coated corundum balls.

Uncontrolled use of this cleaning ball type may damage tubes and system parts.

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