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Plastic Hollow Balls

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.

Features

  • Heat retention.
  • Evaporation reduction.
  • Algae control.
  • Oxygen absorption.
  • Vapor containment.
  • Odor containment.
  • Radiant protection.

Advantages

  • 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.

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