PowerPlus Cleaning Systems’ IMPULSE® Cleaning Technology

IMPULSE®, by PowerPlus Cleaning Systems, enhances boiler operation and minimizes high maintenance expenses associated with other cleaning methods. This revolutionary technology provides significant advantages over traditional boiler cleaning methods like sootblowing, rapping, manual shaking, blasting, and high-pressure water washing.

The IMPULSE® cleaning technology operates online, and uses controlled and repeated pressure waves to proactively dislodge buildup from heat transfer surfaces.  While powerful, the IMPULSE® cleaning technology will not damage or erode heat transfer surfaces. It’s also virtually maintenance free.

Buildup, fouling and slagging of heat transfer surfaces can cause tubes to become insulated with particulate. This diminishes convective heat transfer, resulting in reduced efficiency that requires more fuel to maintain steam output. The powerful IMPULSE® cleaning technology augments, or could potentially replace, current cleaning systems used to dislodge buildup and deposits on convection surfaces in boilers and heat exchangers.

This approach provides a high level of penetration, and can dramatically increase performance compared to alternative methods like sootblowing, with reduced operating costs and minimized tube and shield damage.

IMPULSE Cleaning Technology: Specifications

Controller Assembly:
External Dimensions ~12” x 9” x 6” to ~12” x 12” x 6.5”(~30.5 cm x 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm to ~30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 16.5 cm)
Weight 23 lb. (10.4 kg)
Input Voltage 120/240 VAC
Input Frequency 50/60 Hz
Input Current 0.9 Amps @ 240 VAC/1.8 Amps @ 120 VAC
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Frequency of cleaning cycle every 15 minutes to 1 hour
# of impulses per cleaning cycle 20 bursts, Typical
Material Stainless steel
Max Operating Temperature 1800º F (870ºC)
Weight 205 lbs. (93 kg)
Air Consumption 100-120 SCFM @ 70-90 PSI (47-57 l/s @ 4.83-6.21 bar)
Operating Temperature 120° to 158° F (48.9° to 70° C)
cooling systems available for higher temperature areas
Operating Humidity Maximum 90% Relative Humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range 0-9842 ft. (0-3000 m)
Storage Temperature Range -68°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage Humidity Range 20-50% Relative Humidity, non-condensing
Storage Altitude Range 0-9842 ft. (0-3000 m)