Case Studies – “POWER” In Innovation

We believe innovation is the smart way to optimize fluid systems.  Properly applying leading technologies and ingenuity creates solutions that maximize performance and efficiency while minimizing cost of ownership, waste, and environmental footprint.  These case studies demonstrate our commitment to working with customers to achieve these results.

...a power plant in Colorado began suffering increased boiler water- wall tube failures due to hydrogen damage and under deposit corrosion from iron and copper components in the system. Under deposit corrosion is caused by concentrated contaminants building up on the boiler tube surface and eventually corroding...


Problem: High-water-content coal dust turned to mud and plugged up filters, ducts, and valves.
Solution: A ductless collector, the Donaldson® Torit® Dalamatic® Insertable, and bag filters made of Donaldson Tetratex® PTFE media. Now, no more plugging, no more mud, and low ΔP.


Rokeby Generating Station Saves 50% in Capital Expense Using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF Series Membrane Contactors to Remove CO₂ Extending Mixed Bed Resin Life.  Liqui-Cel membrane contactors offer a cost-effective, efficient option for removal of CO2 from process water significantly improves regeneration times...


Problem: How to dewater the mine while filtering mine water containing ammonia and iron particulates before discharge into a cold-water fishery.                            Solution: Custom-designed Yardney reverse-stratified multi-media filter system with utilizing media that extracts micronized iron.


A major problem that the utility faced with the KF process was the lack of consistency in the moisture content readings. In addition, the oil samples used in the KF process were considered hazardous waste and the utility had to discard them in an eco-friendly way in order to comply with regulations.


Utrafiltration (UF) is commonly used as a pre-treatment to Reverse Osmosis (RO) to ensure reliable, consistent and efficient operation. As an industrial chemical company recently discovered, this consistency and reliability, along with quick setup and installation times, helped them realize convenience and cost savings.


A power generation company based in Colorado, USA, operating a GE Frame 7A gas turbine on a simple cycle, experienced a steady increase of varnish levels in the lube oil, coating critical system components.  A Pall VRF varnish remediation unit was deployed in a kidney loop configuration.  Problem solved...


...An industrial manufacturer was spending in excess of $650K annually to maintain and repair 500 gearboxes.  Air Sentry X-100 breathers were installed on all gearboxes. Scheduled replacement of lubricants was cut back from twice a year to only once a year. This resulted in a savings of lubricant costs by more than 50% in the first year....


A California based anaerobic digester developer needed a cost effective closed crankcase ventilation system that was tailored to fit Caterpillar 3516 engines.  Solberg offered its ACV Series Advanced Crankcase Ventilation System as an economical solution with a one-piece bracket that bolts directly to the engine...


PowerFlow designed and built a 30 gpm water deoxygenation system utilizing 3M Liqui-Cel technology for a craft brewery in North Texas.  The system was designed to lower the DO content of well water from 8 ppm to 20 ppb. The system was installed.  The precise control of DO helps product quality and consistency.