Since inception of the Maxiflo® ejector system in 1990, numerous local and foreign companies have converted their plants, with startling results. Unequalled in both performance and reliability, the Maxiflo® provides a lasting condensate removal solution, with a host of benefits such as:
Maxiflo® discharges condensate continuously as it's formed, thereby maximising heat transfer to the process. Kinetic energy from the continuous discharge simultaneously ejects other thermal insulators such as air and non-condensable gases. This can increase the efficiency of process equipment by up to 20%, resulting in improved temperature profiles and higher production output.
The following graphics illustrate the ill-effects of thermal insulators lodged on heat transfer surfaces.
Condensate layers, air and non-condensable gases trapped on heating surfaces have a significant impact on the heat transfer efficiency as shown below.
On total plant conversions, the Maxiflo® ejector system reduces steam consumption in the following two ways:
The Maxiflo® system has no moving parts and therefore doesn’t require spare parts, replacements or regular inspections.
Owing to its unique design (see below), the Maxiflo® ejector doesn’t need to be physically removed and cleaned like with fixed orifice steam traps. Only a periodic blowdown is recommended to purge debris from the integral mesh.
The biggest problem with fixed orifice steam traps is that the actual orifice blocks down stream (at the back), from ferric oxide deposits (red dust) present in the condensate system. These microscopic particles, which can’t be filtered out, cause a gradual decrease in performance over time, as the narrowing of the orifice passage restricts condensate discharge.
By contrast, the Maxiflo® has a unique ejector design which passes all microscopic particles straight through the narrow passages and deposits them downstream, where performance is unaffected.
Further advantages of Maxiflo® ejectors over fixed orifice steam traps include: