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Case Studies

Since 1923, CONCO has cleaned and tested over 100 million heat exchanger tubes for power generation customers worldwide. The following case studies represent but a few examples of how Conco technology produced extraordinary results for our valued customers.

Improving Condenser Efficiency with Innovative Scale Cutting Technology
Sector: Power Generation
Originally printed in Power Engineering, this case illustrates the efficacy of Conco's patented Cal-Buster technology for removing calcium carbonate scale
South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 Condenser
Sector: Power Generation
Originally published by ASME, this case examines how severe calcium carbonate scaling affected almost 100,000 titanium tubes at a Texas Nuclear power plant 
Entergy's River Bend Station
Sector: Power Generation
Learn Why Yearly Cleaning by Conco Can Make your Online Ball Cleaning System Work Better
E.ON UK Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Sector: Power Generation
E.ON UK's Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Plant Online Ball Cleaning System Outmatched by Macro Fouling
20,000 Pounds of Deposit Removed from Nuclear Plant Condenser
Sector: Power Generation
Exelon’s Dresden Generating Station Enjoys Record Summer Performance
Conco Air-Cooled Condenser Cleaning Restores Performance
Sector: Power Generation
Originally published in Power Engineering, this story illustrates the effectivenss of Conco's FinTech ACC™ cleaning service for the cleaning of air-cooled condensers and other external fin-fan units.
Plant Recovers 2500 MW and Breaks Annual Production Record with FinTech ACC™
Sector: Power Generation
Rosebud Operating Services in Billings Montana routinely utilizes Conco air-cooled condenser cleaning services for their Zurn Balcke-Durr ACC unit.
Conco FinGuard ACC™ Sleeving Saves Plant Time and Money
Sector: Power Generation
A frequent problem plaguing power plants with finned air-cooled condenser tubes is erosion of the tube walls due to influences ranging from feed water chlorination to extreme temperature fluctuations and header condensation.  This case depicts how Conco's FinGuard ACC™ Sleeve was used to permanently repair a plants leaking elliptical fin tubes with dramatic results.
VIÑALES RECYCLES CHIPS AND WASTE WOOD CUTS TO USE IT AS BIOMASS
Name of plant: Aserraderos Arauco, Viñales Location: Constitución, VII Región Country: Chile Date: November 26-27th, 2014 Number of condensers: 1 Number of tubes: 3716 Diameter: ¾” BWG: 19
FIRST COMPANY WORLDWIDE TO PRODUCE FARNESENE ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE USES SUGARCANE JUICE FROM PARAÍSO MILL
PLANT: PARAÍSO BIOENERGIA S.A. LOCATION: BROTAS – SÃO PAULO COUNTRY: BRAZIL
PRODUCTION IN COLOMBIAN ETHANOL PLANT RISES CONSIDERABLY AFTER CONCO CLEANING
TYPE OF PLANT: Ethanol production plant COUNTRY: Colombia CLEANING DATE: March, 2014 NUMBER OF HEAT EXCHANGERS: 2 NUMBER OF TUBES: A: 643 tubes, B: 343 tubes DIAMETER: 3/4 “ BWG: 12 LENGTH: 4000 mm MATERIAL: Stainless Steel TYPE OF CLEANING: Mechanic
Conco Crew, Armed with HydroDrill and Positive Attitude, Clears Over 1,300 Severely Blocked Tubes at Florida Plant
Sector: Agriculture
The Mosaic Company is the world’s largest combined producer of phosphate and potash, and has more than 12,000 people working to serve agricultural customers in approximately 40 countries worldwide. 
Conco technology considerably improves quality and saves time on cleaning at Argentine Thermal Power Plant followed by Eddy Current Test.
The electricity sector in Argentina is the third largest electricity market in Latin America, behind Brazil and Mexico, and is the 31st in the world. The matrix of Argentina depends primarily on fossil fueled power plantas (approximately 63% in 2019). For this reason...