Digester Heater/Heat Exchanger maintenance is often overlooked and can lead to decreased performance and component failure. Routine maintenance is required to reduce potential for failure and to prevent downtime. Below are four tips for keeping your Envirex® Heater/Heat Exchanger operating at peak performance.
SAFETY WARNING: The primary hazards in maintenance of Heaters/Heat Exchangers are related to the combustible digester and natural gas present in the system. The potential for fire and/or explosion is always present. In addition, inhalation of digester gas is hazardous as it can contain toxic components. Before any maintenance is performed, turn off and tag the main line disconnect to the equipment. Follow lock-out/tag-out procedures. Shut off and drain all gas lines.