The manufacturer was suffering from a drop in performance caused by hard, tenacious scale covering the tube bores and negatively impacting the process. The gradual build-up of fouling on process assets is detrimental to its overall productivity by reducing heat transfer and also contaminating the product. The client required a prompt response with a bespoke cleaning solution that could deliver guaranteed results. After previous successful cleaning jobs, the client once again called upon Tube Tech to achieve the required results.
Two teams of specialist fouling removal experts were swiftly deployed to the manufacturing facility in Hull. After a careful inspection of the tube bores, a bespoke Tube Tech-designed cleaning technology was identified as the best solution for the job. A multi-lance indexed feeder system with a bespoke jetting head was used to tackle the fouling. The system operates in excess of 40,000-psi per lance to reach the core of the fouling and remove it with ease, whilst protecting the asset materials from damage. The job was completed to the client’s specification across five night and day shifts. The client was impressed with the professionalism of the Tube Tech team and the results that they were able to achieve. The fouling has now been removed and the tube bores have been restored to design thermal efficiency.