Scaling Prevention in MSF Plants
MSF tube cleaning
Multi-Stage Flash Distillation (MSF) involves a thermal desalination process. Seawater and brackish water are generally used as raw water (source product).
Microfouling, especially the precipitation of salts (scaling), can significantly affect the transfer of heat in the MSF plant. In addition, frequent unplanned downtimes, which consequently occur in MSF plants in order to carry out manual cleaning procedures, become unavoidable and are likely to cause damage to the MSF plant. TAPROGGE Tube Cleaning Systems reliably solve problems caused by microfouling. They permanently maintain the heat transfer process in MSF plants, reduce the need to use anti-scaling chemicals, prevent unplanned downtimes that would be required for manual cleaning processes and prevent damage to the MSF plant. TAPROGGE Tube Cleaning Systems provide continuous online tube cleaning and can be used independently from each other both in the heat rejection section and in the heat recovery section with brine heaters. The use of tube cleaning systems in MSF applications has been considered state-of-the-art technology (world standard) for a number of decades.
Hundreds of TAPROGGE Tube Cleaning Systems are now delivering top performance for nearly all the large operators of MSF desalination plants in regions with limited drinking water supplies all over the world. They achieve efficiency improvements in these plants on a daily basis and help to protect the environment by reducing the use of power and chemicals.
Integrating the TAPROGGE Tube Cleaning System into our complete IN-TA-CT® planning system enables you to seamlessly combine additional IN-TA-CT® components.
This is particularly useful when using TAPROGGE High-Performance Debris Filters that are connected upstream which prevent tube blockages in the MSF plants and ensure that the cleaning balls can circulate without any problems when there is a risk of macrofouling issues.