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Heat Exchanger Cleaning

Heat Exchanger CleaningAdvanced Techniques to Remove Shell Side Fouling

An essential contribution towards efficiency maintenance and the reduction of running cost is keeping plant equipment free of debris. Cleaning of the External Shell Side needs to be conducted frequently, but can initiate further problems if heat exchanger cleaning is done inaccurately.

The deviances of maintaining cleanliness of a Heat Exchanger are subject to the application. Sticky layers of Polymer are left behind by certain cleaning processes, whilst others construct solid deposits which require particular cleaning techniques. Ultra-High Pressure Water Jets are used to clean The External Shell Side within Heat Exchangers.

The deposits can cause extreme problems when done wrongly, as they can group together in areas that are harder to reach and can create bigger and harder cleaning tasks. This can then lead to devastation and damage of the Heat Exchanger.

Heat Exchanger Cleaning - External Side

Cleaning the External Shell Side must be met in a two-stage movement. It is vital to canvass the tube bundles and shell sides pre and post cleaning. This will help establish that all debris is removed without damage. Specialist cameras must be enforced where internal cleaning is restricted / impossible to ensure that debris has been effectively extracted.

TubeTech sufficiently engage in External Shell Side Cleaning of Heat Exchangers by applying their advanced ‘ShellJeTT™’ cleaning technology. This appliance has contributed to many industrial businesses. In conjunction with this, their exclusive ‘BladeSpec™’ Inspection System (one of the thinnest investigation cameras in the world) is also offered by TubeTech.

Heat Exchanger Cleaning


If you are interested in learning more about Tube Tech’s innovative heat exchanger cleaning techniques, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated heat exchanger specialists who are on stand by to take your call.

If you require emergency assistance, please call us today on +44 1268 ­786999.




IRIS Inspection – Enhanced Cleaning Techniques

Guaranteed* Tube Cleaning Ready for IRIS Inspection Standard

The International Rotational Inspection System or ‘IRIS’ (an ultrasonic engagement pulse echo analysis technology), administers an exceedingly detailed inspection conclusion. Its performance towards this is gained by its tube dimensions and cleanliness. It can detect a 1.5mm irregularity in tubes up to 1 inch in diameter.

IRIS is compatible with both Ferromagnetic and Non-Ferromagnetic tubes, implementing a three dimensional image of the irregularity. Tubes should be clean for a successful IRIS inspection.

Offering its Enhanced Cleaning assistance, Tube Tech International are able to present an unmatched service to clients in search of cleaning tubes. IRIS’s flawless ultrasonic features will only work to an upstanding degree if the tube itself is completely clean. IRIS is used to inspect, drill, polish and de-scale tubes through even the minimalist diameter nozzle.

Operators are often faced with the following scenario:

  • Cleaning contractors clean heat transfer equipment tubes
  • IRIS inspection company arrives to inspection tubes
  • Tubes are not clean enough for IRIS inspection
  • Cleaning contractors have to return to clean tubes again
  • IRIS inspectors asked to return to hopefully successfully inspect tubes

Tube Tech’s guaranteed enhanced cleaning for IRIS inspection reduces the above by three steps i.e. tubes are cleaned ready for IRIS inspection the first time, thus saving operators both significant amounts of time and significant sums of money.

Contact Tube Tech International today to discuss your next tube cleaning contract.

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