High Speed Inner Space Cleaning Productivity
Have you ever wished you could pick up a gun and just shoot the problem? Well, now you can and grow your bottom line at the same time. Engineers from the land of James Bond have developed a portable projectile purging system that does just that. The best part is, this isn’t rocket science, it’s simple and straightforward.
You may remember having seen children playing with toy air guns that fire from rubber Nerf balls. This concept is the same if you replace the toy air gun with a heavy duty portable industrial version. Next, trade the Nerd balls for open cell controlled density urethane foam projectiles that displace, wipe and squeegee the product of material or material from the internal surfaces of piping, tubing, and hose networks.
The portable cleaning system is inexpensive as a capital cost and operational expense. However, the maintenance department will try to borrow the launching gun and projectiles from the manufacturing group.
Many older process line were placed into service prior to the advent of process pigging, these networks are made up to screwed piping, elbows, union, and partial throat plug valves rather than full bore ball valves, semi-restrictive quick coupling devices, “T”, “Y”, and “U” configurations and a host of other partial restrictions. The projectiles can successfully negotiate these kinds of networks, but don’t expect to shoot projectiles through most mattering devices, filters or gate type valves.
Some of the more obvious production applications are these older piping configurations, production spray booth where squeezing out the different products from the booth’s manifold tubing saves product, limits turnaround time, and reduces the usage of cleaning solvents. Another production application is the purging of colored resins from feed lines to production molding machines. Finally, there is the plant that would like to go pigging, but would prefer not invest a significant amount of money until they can actually see a pilot operation.
Launching systems are available to suit different size application and can be used with an array of connecting mechanism. Generally speaking, the launcher’s size and corresponding connecting mechanism are determined by the inside diameter or diameters of the networks to be purged and the condition and type of inlet. Systems are typically available for applications ranging in size from 1/8-3 inches internal diameter.
Cam-Lock adaptors are commonly used to connect the portable launching gun to the network inlet ranging 1-3 inches. However, the adapters can be used on smaller size tubing applications using a fabricated decrease. Smaller diameters ranging from ¼-2 inches networks use a set of pipe, hose, or tube adaptor nozzles to allow the launching gun to interface with these networks. The projectile-launching guns are fitted with a pressure gage, pressure relief valve and an airflow control trigger.
The projectile themselves are constructed of open cell virgin or reconstituted polyurethane foam and are available in various densities. They have a cylindrical shape with a length approximately 1.6 times the diameter, and range in diameter from 6 to 250mm. the rule of thumb is to select a projectile that is 120% of the process line.
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