Oceanit’s HeatX coating is an advanced nanocomposite surface treatment developed and demonstrated for heat exchanger efficiency. HeatX is an omniphobic (oil & water repellant) coating that prevents biofouling (both micro and macro-organism) growth on the surfaces of all varieties of heat exchangers.
Due to the extremely slick, low surface energy of the HeatX surface treatment, tubular surfaces are endowed with extremely low-friction properties that minimize organisms' ability to bind on the surface. HeatX does not contain any harmful biocidal compounds that are commonly found in other anti-fouling coatings/epoxies, so the resulting surface is inert to both water and oil-based substances. Rather, the slick surface ,combined with flow through the tubular, repels organisms from adhering to the tubular surface.
HeatX is functional at less than 2mil DFT and is non-insular, meaning it does not affect the overall heat transfer function of the heat exchanger unit. In addition to releasing fouling from surfaces, HeatX also prevents corrosion of heat exchanger surfaces and prevent erosion pitting and other material losses from surface substrates. By preventing the build-up of insulating corrosion or biofouling, HeatX preserves the efficiency of the heat exchanger, saving a large amount of maintenance downtime and costs for the operator.
HeatX coating is a water-based formulation, non-VOC and non-toxic after curing. It can even be applied to unprepared, corroded surfaces and still achieve the full benefits.
To read more about HeatX in the field, please download our case study of work conducted with local power supplier, HECO: click here.