The Shutdown Manager commented:
“Cleaning these important fin-fan units has always been a problem for us, both in getting them cleaned in the time available and to the required standard, using our usual local contractors.
“This time we had a situation where the decision to clean the units was not made until very late in the planning for the shutdown as our replacements had been delayed. As it has been taking six days to clean just one unit and we wanted to clean at least two, we knew we had to look for an alternative service provider and we found Tube Tech.
“Tube Tech quickly came to the refinery to assess the problem and prepared an acceptable quotation so that we were able to get them on site in just one week. The cleaning went exceptionally well – and so quickly that we were able to get them to clean not two ACCs, but four.
“We had been planning to order some new ones, so badly were they blocked, but Tube Tech was able to clean all four to a much higher standard than we have seen before, so we have made some really great savings. If we had known about Tube Tech before, the savings could have been even greater, as we could have avoided ordering new ACCs.”