Petition / Problem
Ash adhesion to the steel surface of a heat exchanger, causing loss of efficiency.
Laser texturing of a stainless steel surface for self-cleaning functional properties.
Through the laser texturing it was possible to modify the turbulence of the flow and adhesion of the ash to the surface. Our work focused on:
– Selection and design of the microstructure.
– Optimization of the laser parameters.
– Client quality tests (abrasion, fouling, …).