Environmental preservation is at the forefront of Beaudrey company values. We believe that it is our obligation to study and understand the issues facing the environment and using this knowledge; we must design efficient and reliable water screening machines that have little or no negative impact on the environment and sensitive marine life ecosystems.
To achieve this goal, Beaudrey engineers have dedicated themselves to the creation of new ideas as well as innovations on classical water screening concepts. This dedication has led to the development of several superior environmentally friendly technologies including Beaudrey’s proven Fish Protection Systems (FPS), the Zero Ball Loss condenser cleaning system and the fish friendly Water Intake Protection (WIP) Screen.
Beaudrey water intake systems and condenser protection systems that are equipped FPS technologies can help power plants and other industrial facilities reduce their adverse affects on the environment by allowing them to generate power or produce finished goods more cleanly and efficiently. These improvements at the plant level can be found in:
- Cleaner condensers and heat exchangers
- Zero cleaning ball discharge into water sources
- Non-toxic grease and no grease leakage into the environment
- Significant reduction or elimination of fish impingement and entrainment in the water intake systems
Grease Recovery System
Beaudrey systems are designed to be simple yet effective. This concept reduces the number of moving parts that are necessary for machine functionality. Beaudrey systems are also designed so that grease or other lubricants will not seep through the seals and into the environment and all machines are installed with automatic greasing systems which offer numerous benefits both environmental and economical:
- Automatic greasers provide proper care and confidence in machine longevity while eliminating some of the manual labor associated with maintenance.
- These greasers also ensure that only the necessary amount of grease is dispersed onto machine components, eliminating the opportunity for over-greasing which causes waste and presents the risk of grease leakage from the machine seals.
- Beaudrey only uses grease that is non-toxic to marine or land organisms in the rare event that an accidental spill occurs.
Water Life Recovery Systems
For over 35 years, Beaudrey has been designing and engineering fish saving technologies that reduce or eliminate marine life impingement and entrapment. In fact, producing environmentally sound machines is a core value of the company; Beaudrey believes that it is of utmost importance to for our clients to produce energy and manufacture goods without adversely affecting the ecosystems that are involved. As more environmental regulations are implemented on a global scale, Beaudrey has been able to produce machines that meet or exceed these standards. Beaudrey’s commitment to the environment has resulted in various Fish Protection Systems (FPS) that have proven themselves time and time again:
No Debris Discharge or Sponge Ball Release into the Environment
The final element in a Beaudrey water screening system is condenser and heat exchanger protection equipment. Debris filters installed upstream of the condenser prevent macro-fouling while condenser tube cleaning systems remove micro-fouling by continuously running sponge balls through the condenser tubes.
Classical condenser tube cleaning systems pose the risk of discharging sponge balls into the environment because due to the outdated ball strainer design and traditional debris filters have the potential of discharging some of the debris they are meant to screen.
Beaudrey condenser cleaning systems have been designed to avoid the problem of sponge ball release and Beaudrey debris filters can be equipped with a debris concentrator that flushes accumulated debris from the debris filter with water, eliminating debris discharge. To prevent sponge ball release from the condenser tube cleaning system, Beaudrey has designed the Zero Ball Loss (ZBL) condenser tube cleaning system. Unlike conventional systems with A or V shaped straining grids that can discharge thousands of sponge balls into the environment, the ZBL has no escape path for sponge balls. This environmentally friendly design paired with its effective functionality, reliability and easy maintenance makes the ZBL the most competitive condenser cleaning system on the market.