An absolute added value from By-Cast: we are the inventor of the proven DEKA concept. The heat-transfer surface is made of rectangular, finned, cast-iron tubes. These tubes are stacked vertically alongside each other to form rows, then the various horizontal rows on top of each other form a single module. A fiber-rope compound gasket between the tubes accommodates the differential expansion of the various materials of construction and ensures tightness. The quality of our sealing system allows us to guarantee a leakage of less than 0.4%. Depending on the specific project requirements, modules are stacked on top of each other to create a multi-pass arrangement. In most applications the flue gas passes vertically downward over the tubes, while the air flows cross-counter flow into the tubes. Numerous other arrangements are possible to accommodate specific site constraints.
Since tubes are attached to each other or to the structural steel of the module by bolts, they can be replaced individually, thus avoiding the replacement of an entire module or the complete air preheater. This constitutes a major advantage over our competitors.
We are usually asked to design air preheaters for new installations of fired heaters, boilers, or incinerators, but By-Cast also often supplies DEKA units for retrofitting application of existing installations. Our advanced engineering approach and modular construction will guarantee an optimal solution to your specific challenges.