Sonic Horn Audiosonic Cleaning

Energy Plant Solutions can provide specialised audiosonic acoustic cleaning equipment, otherwise known as sonic horns. Sonic horns are employed wherever ash, dust, powders or granular materials are processed, generated, stored or transported.

Energy Plant Solutions have now supplied a number of Acoustic Cleaners for solid fuel boiler applications in New Zealand with extremely good results and very short payback times due to increased efficiency and reduced downtime. Sonic horns operate by generating rapid sound pressure fluctuations. These pressure fluctuations are transmitted into dry particulate matter causing the solid particles to resonate and dislodge from the surface on which they are deposited. Once dislodged, the materials fall, either due to gravity or they are carried away by the air stream within the process. The powerful sound waves are produced when the short bursts of compressed air enters the unit’s wave generator and force the only moving part, a titanium diaphragm, to flex, creating the powerful “base” sound wave. This “base” tone is then transmitted by a range of different bell sections into selected frequencies between 60 – 420Hz. Applications for the acoustic cleaners are: boilers, superheaters, economisers, air heaters, duct work, electrostatic precipitators, filters, spray dryers, silos, hoppers, dry material bulk vehicles, and many others.

Energy Plant Solutions also specialised in the replacement of existing steam and compressed air soot blowers with sonic horn solutions.  Conventional soot blowers are expensive and require significant maintenance and associated costs to keep running.  They also use expensive steam, or large volumes of compressed air to operate them effectively.  Soot blowers are very directionally limited, unlike sonic horns that transmit sound waves throughout any enclosed space without hideout areas.  A switch from conventional soot blowers to sonic horns offers savings in many areas.  Let us show you how sonic horns can save your business money and headaches.