While foam is a normal part of many diverse processes, uncontrolled foam generation can negatively affect productivity in a wide range of industries. It has been observed to cause particular problems in the pharmaceutical, anaerobic digestion, wastewater and food & beverage sectors. Historically, operators in these sectors have either overdosed on antifoam chemicals or dealt with the consequences of foam-over events. With the introduction of foam measurement technology, this is starting to change.
The Hycontrol foam control systems are proving to be very effective in these industries, bringing significant cost savings and productivity improvements. By reactively monitoring and measuring foam production, real-time data can be used to ensure de-foamers are only added in controlled quantities when required. This control brings significant cost reductions and reduces environmental pollution. Many customers have reported reducing their annual antifoam use and expenditure to a fraction of their previous level.
Each of the industries detailed here has its unique issues with foam in their processes, and Hycontrol has helped each of them to address these problems and to make improvements. Whilst these are by no means the only fields in which foam control is a useful tool, they help to illustrate the range of applications for this technology. Click on the links below for further information on controlling foam in different industries.