Can SOOTGONE™ operate automatically?
SOOTGONE™ is unique in that it can be fully automated as it as it requires no downtime or special training to keep the employer safe. Required instrumentation for automated operation is installed based on client's specifications and request. SOOTGONE™ can also be operated manually.
SOOTGONE™ consists of a Flame Front Generator and Pulse Generators. Although omnidirectional depending on the boiler size and shape, multiple pulse generators may be required. Can one Flame Generator serve multiple Pulse Generators?
The answer is basically "yes" - The system can be configured such that one Flame Front Generator serves tens of Pulse Generators, however, this depends on the length of the required manifold, a function of the installation physical layout.
Is the detonation that generates the pulse dangerous?
Not to worry - the pulse is generated by detonating only a few hundred cc's of gas/air mixture. Our priority is the safety of employees who need not evacuate the area prior to when the pulse is generated or have extra protection for their hearing. Equipment and boiler surfaces are also safe from scarring, micro fracturing or long term wear and tear.
Other technologies in the market use truly explosive events to generate high mass deafening shocks, that pound boiler tubes and surfaces.
The unique patented SOOTGONE™ technology uses a small detonation to generate a pulse of extremely low mass but at a supersonic velocity. This results in effective cleaning, with the benefit of safety to personnel and equipment.
Does SOOTGONE™ clean the inside or outside surfaces of boiler pipes, or both?
SOOTGONE™ cleans the outside surfaces of water pipes and heat exchanges within industrial boilers from the ash, soot and slag that result from combustion.
LeonPulse is currently researching the application of a similar pulse based technology to clean sediment from inside these water pipes and heat exchanges.
Stay tuned for future announcements!
Does SOOTGONE™ applicable in natural, induced, or forced draft boilers?
SootGone™ can be installed on various types of the boilers, furnaces or incinerators.
What exactly gases are required for SOOTGONE™ to work?
The SootGone™ system is a custom system and can be designed for any combustible gas operating at low pressures of around 1-3 bar. The most common gases are the LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas – Propane Butane Mix) or natural gas (Methane - CH4). Atmospheric air or instrumentation air of low consumption can be used as an oxidizer.