Box Cooler Cleaning
The beun (or bun) is a space in a ship that is in direct contact with the outside water. In fishing vessels the beun is often used to keep the caught fish alive. In other ships, the outside water in the beun is used as a coolant.
The cooling water of the motor runs through the tubes of the boxcooler. In this way, the cooling water releases its heat to the outside water. So basically, a boxcooler is a special heat exchanger that is often used in the maritime industry. Because of the direct contact with the outside water, however, there is a high chance of pollution. This can be in the form of biological deposits of algae or barnacles, but also by floating dirt in the sea or ocean. Because of this pollution the heat transfer will be reduced. As a result, the efficiency of the boxcooler goes down furthermore, the efficiency of the ship's engine also decreases.
In order to maintain high efficiency and prevent malfunctions, periodic maintenance of the boxcooler is important. Timely periodic maintenance also increases the life span of the boxcooler.
Step-by-step Cleaning Procedure:
- Start by spraying off excessive pollution. You can do this in combination with the CC-400HF Coil Cleaner.
- Spray the tubes with Scalebreak-MP. This will cause the pollution to soak and loosen up. Scalebreak MP can be administered with the TFC-JR Compact.
- After Scalebreak has been applied and has reacte, spray it off again with the CC-400HF.
- After this you spray Scalebreak-MP on the boxcooler again.
- Continue this process until the pollution is completely removed.
Note: sometimes the contamination is so hard that you want to use a more powerful spray unit. In that case the following systems can offer a good solution: