PROBLEM: A prime, luxury hotel in Coronado, California had a couple of aging Kewanee boilers that were in need of some care. The Kewanee design is known to trap scale from the system near the back of the boiler, which can insulate the Morrison tube and cause damage to the boiler. (Read more…)
About Jeff Welton
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Entries by Jeff Welton
PROBLEM: UC Irvine has a number of steam boilers that serve as a backup to their cogeneration plant. A number of years ago, they had another contractor retube one of the boilers. (Read more…)
A Los Angeles Medical Center has a cogeneration facility with a gas turbine generating almost 3 MW of electricity. The waste heat recovery boiler generates high temperature hot water from the turbine exhaust gasses. Instead of utilizing a standard duct burner, this system was designed with a power burner firing into a combustion chamber in parallel with the turbine exhaust flow. (Read more…)
Located just north of Los Angeles, there is a Detention Center with a Cogeneration Power Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant operated by Los Angeles County. The Wastewater Treatment plant has a 40 foot tall Brine Concentrator used to recover the wastewater as distillate for process use by the facility.
The Brine Concentrator process is very corrosive and the original 316 stainless steel shell needed constant repair work to keep the unit operational. (Read more…)
When the Gas Technology Institute needed a demonstration site for their latest energy and water saving technology, they turned to Heat Transfer Solutions. We worked with GTI and L&N Costume and Linen Service to properly apply GTI’s patented TMC technology, delivering significant energy and water savings for our client’s operation. (Read more…)
Heat Transfer Solutions was approached by a leading aerospace company in need of some quick help. They needed a specialty weld on a high alloy material that their traditional service provider could not perform.
Once HTS removed the titanium sleeves from the head on the exchanger, it was determined that the inlet and outlet had severe corrosion damage. (Read more…)
A General Contractor who was working on the LAX International Terminal expansion was asked by the facility for help with leaking tubes in their D-Type boiler. The GC had worked with Heat Transfer Solutions in the past on a tank repair and knew where to go for mechanical equipment repair help. HTS boilermakers identified the leaking tubes and performed the repair.
A full service international maritime company had a fleet of tugboats with leaking heat exchangers and they could not determine what caused the failures. The heat exchangers used sea water for process cooling and installation environment was routinely covered in sea water. The maritime service company had taken the exchangers to a number of mechanical service companies that were unable to help before they were referred to Heat Transfer Solutions.