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LeonPulse Presents a Unique System of Online Fouling Cleaning in Boilers, Heaters and Furnaces - SootGone™

LeonPulse Ltd is the originator and patent holder of  SootGone™.
SootGone™ is the ideal detonation system for removing sintered and unsintered fouling like soot, ash and slag from the heat transfer surfaces, flue gases ducts and hoppers in steam-generators / boilers, furnaces, heaters and incinerators in wide spectrum of industries: 

  • power plants (the combustion of oil, shale, coal, biomass, wood fired power plants etc.) 

  • waste-to-energy plants (chemical, municipal, medical waste incineration, bio-fuels) 

  • chemical and petrochemical 

  • cement and lime plants 

  • pulp mills burning black liquor 

LeonPulse Ltd specializes in applying high velocity, low mass, high efficiency, low cost energy pulses to solve engineering problems ranging from cleaning power plant and waste to energy boilers up to incinerators and accompanying equipment. It is well known in the art that the power, versatility and efficiency of using pulse technology for engineering purposes is amazing.


What are the consequences of fouling in the boiler?

It is known that the build-up phenomenon of combustion by-products like fine carbon, ash, soot, and slag on the tube surfaces of screens, evaporators, superheaters, air preheats and economizers causes two main problems:

1. Significant efficiency decrease of the boilers:
    The flue (hot) gases are unable to transfer heat
    energy to water or steam in the boiler, and hence we        lose a considerable part of the heat energy. 

2. Significant capacity decreasing:
    The dramatically rising of boiler’s aerodynamics  
    resistance in flue gas path because of the fouling or,
    in other words, because of a High Pressure                             Differentials,
    leads to a shortage of supplied combustion air  that in
    its turn results in non-complete combustion and
    reducing of heat (steam) capacity. The non-complete
    combustion leads to additional accumulation of the
    fouling in the boilers.


The importance of clean heat transfer surfaces
in a boiler:

 Dirty Surfaces: 

  • consume more fuel;

  • produce less heat;

  • raise the pollution emissions;

  • cause unscheduled shutdowns for costly manual cleanup

Clean Surfaces:

  • significantly reduce the fuel consumption therefore saving money and minimizing pollution; 

  • reduce non-complete combustion;

  • allow operating at maximum capacity;

  • eliminate the need for unplanned outages

Contamination Before  SootGone Installation

contamination before Soot Gone installation

Clean Surfaces After SootGone Installation

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