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BHA® Powerwave® Acoustic & Impulse Cleaning Systems


The CLARCOR Industrial Air BHA Powerwave+ acoustic cleaning system can significantly improve the cleaning of air pollution control equipment, heat transfer surfaces, material handling and storage equipment and areas of production where particulate buildup occurs. As an alternative to sootblowers and sootblower cleaning, acoustic cleaners are air-operated devices that emit low frequency, high-energy sound waves. The sound waves create vibrations powerful enough to break apart and dislodge heavy concentrations of particulate on surfaces, but gentle enough to not harm the surface. Once the material has been dislodged, gravity and/or gas flow removes it.

BHA Powerwave+ impulse cleaning system enhances boiler operation and minimizes high maintenance expenses associated with other cleaning methods. This revolutionary technology provides significant advantages over traditional methods like sootblowing, rapping, manual shaking, blasting and high-pressure water washing. Because the BHA Powerwave+ effectively cleans using controlled and repeated impulses, cleaning can be performed online. Another advantage over traditional methods is the benefit from less tube wear and no unnecessarily wasted steam and water.

Acoustic Cleaning Advantages

  • Powerful online cleaning technology
  • Removes thick and stubborn ash deposits better than traditional cleaning methods
  • Reduces the need for steam sootblowing
  • Enhances long-term operational ability
  • Cleaning process doesn't require personnel to enter area where buildup occurs
  • Fuel-efficient design has low operating cost with minimal maintenance
  • Can be integrated into plant control systems or operated in self-timed mode
  • Increases heat transfer and overall efficiency of processes
  • Operates online versus requiring an outage
  • Extends time intervals between downturns caused by off-line cleaning, allowing more time for production
  • Potentially less damage to boiler tubes
  • Easy to install and maintain, with a small footprint that preserves valuable space
  • Utilizes only small amounts of compressed air, fuel and 110 VAC