For many industrial applications, ECC provides not just a
ball, but a solution to a problem. Most of our successful
installations have resulted from working closely with
customers, sharing our ideas and experience and tailoring a
solution to meet their specific requirements.
ECC floating ball blankets provide highly effective solutions
to difficult liquid storage problems in industries including
Processing, Petrochemical and Metal Treatment. By placing
a sufficient quantity of hollow plastic balls onto the surface
of a liquid, the balls automatically arrange themselves into
a close packed formation over 91% of the surface area.
This high surface coverage provides an extremely effective
barrier and significantly reduces the mass and heat transfer
mechanisms operating between the liquid and surrounding
environment. The hollow plastic balls that form a floating
cover for ponds, tanks, lagoons, and other basins.
The balls are of course hollow and full of air. And the
plastic balls offer very low heat conductivity. Together, these
properties result in a very effective thermal insulation
barrier. The air pockets between the balls -- although not
sealed -- also contribute to this cellular insulation system,
dramatically reducing heat loss.
The barrier works both ways: the low liquid surface area
exposed to atmosphere dramatically reduces liquid loss
through evaporation and odor release to the atmosphere.
It also prevents surface absorption of oxygen.
Available in PVDF, PP, and HDPE in sizes ranging from 10 mm to 150 mm.
Heating costs reduced by up to 75%.
Reduction of liquid loss through evaporation by up to 90%.
Reduced chemical consumption.
Improved working environments.
A reduction in corrosive vapors.
Reduced demand on air extract systems, saving factory heating and reducing gas scrubber demands.
Dramatic reduction of foul odors reaching the atmosphere.
Allows movement of equipment through the liquid.
Reduces penetration of UV rays, precluding growth of algae and clogging weeds.
Reduction of ice formation in freezing conditions, lowering the ice formation point by up to 50°F (10°C).
The balls spread automatically as the liquid levels rise and fall.