One of Europe's largest refineries was experiencing poor production on hot summer days. After analysis, this was found to be due to a bottleneck in the overhead condenser. A Whizz-Wheel® fan system was designed which matched their installed motor power, required no plant shutdown, and utilized the existing tube bundles. 37% more air flow was the result, allowing full production to be continued all through the summer months. A complete return on investment was achieved within just 40 weeks!
As an extension to an existing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, strong limitations were placed on plot area and weight on the Air Coolers. Bronswerk designed a Whizz-Wheel® system which was 30% smaller and 10% lighter then the next alternative. To quote the project manager: 'Without the Whizz-Wheel® we could not have executed the project'
A refinery in a residential area of southern Germany was experiencing serious noise issues. The refinery management was given a choice, reduce the noise output or close down the facility. Bronswerk® replaced 20 fans which allowed the plant to stay open. Sound levels were decreased by 20 dB, the power consumption decreased by almost 50%, and as a free bonus, cooling capacity increased by 5%!
A waste to energy plant in the north of The Netherlands is built next to the famous Dutch dikes which hold back the North Sea. Unfortunately the wind does not get blocked by these dikes and would have a major influence on the air cooled condenser installed on site. All Air Cooled Condensers are very sensitive to wind influences which has a considerable effect on the plants performance and its reliability. A Whizz-Wheel® designed Air Cooled Condenser allowed the plant to withstand these high wind speeds while still delivering its much needed performance.