Five easy steps to protect your investment in ozone system. Part one
According to our experience, there are a couple of reasons why ozone generators are failing, essential to know that these can easily be prevented by a correct design of the ozone system.
Primozone would like to share five of the most common failures in the design phase, that if done correctly, will protect your investment. Keep in mind that relatively low investment in the design phase can eliminate expensive consequences.
One of the most common reasons for a failure of the ozone equipment is process water entering from the ozone injection point through the gas pipe all the way up to the ozone generator. All of the mentioned above can be prevented by using a Back-Flow Protector.
If water is entering through the gas pipe into the generator, this will lead to severe damages on the ozone generator which will not only have a substantial cost, but it will most certainly mean that your application will not have any ozone for a long time, jeopardizing your process operation.
Most Back-Flow Protectors consists of two primary elements: a sensor that detects water/moisture and a valve that closes to prevent water from entering any further.
The market has a vast amount of different varieties of Back-Flow Protectors. Hence we want to outline the most important features that should be considered before investing:
– Make sure that the sensor is ozone proof and has a swift response/detection time.
– The valve must be of a normally closed type.
– The valve should not be able to open while there is water in the gas pipe.
– The Back-Flow protector should have a status signal.
– You must have the function to force the valve status, i.e., during maintenance to check the functionality.
– You should have the possibility to drain the unit.