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Fired Heater Furnace Cleaning vs. Heat Transfer Efficiency Recovery: What’s the Difference?

Furnace cleaning and heat transfer recovery are two important aspects of maintaining fired heater performance. However, there are key differences, which we will explore in this article. How Does Fouling Occur? Fouling occurs when deposits accumulate on fired heater furnace tube surfaces. Fouling can come from contaminated fuel, debris from the surrounding environment, or fibre […]

Written by on June 26, 2023

Top 5 Features of Our Heat Exchanger Cleaning Robot

Tube Tech’s heat exchanger cleaning robot is an intelligent system guaranteed to remove 90%+ fouling from fired heater furnace convection sections and heat exchanger bundles. It is packed with exciting features, designed to clean assets more effectively and saving your plant valuable time and money. There’s lots to shout about, but we’ve highlighted our top […]

Written by on June 8, 2023

Tube Tech Receives its Highest Concom Audit Score

Tube Tech recently passed a Contractor Competency (Concom) audit at its European headquarters in Essex, UK, with a score of 95.3%; our highest score to date and up from 87% two years ago. The audit covers several areas of competency including safety, equipment, competence, health and wellbeing, quality and environment, and subcontractors. What is Concom? […]

Written by on May 30, 2023

Tube Tech Retains ISO certifications

We are proud to announce that Tube Tech has successfully retained all three of its ISO certifications following a recent International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit at our European HQ in Rayleigh, U.K. The accreditations have been recertified for the provision of specialised industrial cleaning services and apply to our research and development into robotic […]

Written by on April 5, 2023

New Tube Tech Distributor for Spain and Portugal

Integrated Global Services (IGS), has announced an exclusive long-term distribution partnership with industrial instruments and services company Iberfluid Instruments, that will increase the availability of IGS services, including Tube Tech fouling removal, across Spain and Portugal. Under the new partnership, Iberfluid Instruments, with offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, and Lisbon, will distribute the full […]

Written by on March 1, 2023

5 Reasons Why Convection Section Fouling Removal is the Key to Maintaining Plant Efficiency

Fired heater convection tubes can be difficult to clean effectively, but it is crucial to maintaining plant efficiency and production rate. Fired heaters have the greatest running cost of fixed equipment in refineries and petrochemical sites, and need to be cleaned regularly to prevent fouling or blockages from causing unplanned outages and reduced performance. 1. […]

Written by on December 14, 2022

Tube Tech is a proud participant in the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative

We are pleased to announce that we have been enrolled as an Associate Participant in the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative. Launched in 2015, the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative is “an industry-driven initiative that promoted the development, availability and application of robotics techniques in technical inspections, maintenance and operation of capital-intensive infrastructure”. The not-for-profit organization was founded by […]

Written by on December 1, 2022

Upcoming Webinars: Energy Efficiency in Reformers

Register to watch two upcoming webinars and learn more about energy efficiency in CRUs, Texas Towers, and Ammonia Reformers. You can join us live to ask your questions, or you can register to watch on-demand. Presenters will include Christian Chanel, VP at Tube Tech and Larry Emch, an IGS fired heater efficiency expert. 1. CRU Energy […]

Written by on November 18, 2022

5 Types of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers and How They Work

Introduction Shell and tube heat exchangers are the most widely used and are among the most effective means of heat exchange. A shell and tube heat exchanger is a device where two working fluids exchange heat by thermal contact using tubes housed within a cylindrical shell. The fluid temperature inside the shell and tube are […]

Written by on November 4, 2022

Tyrone Fouchs Wins the 2022 IGS Way Award

As an Integrated Global Services solution, we pride ourselves in doing things “the IGS Way”. IGS are always looking for individuals who share its core values of respect, reliability, innovation, and excellence. The culture of IGS is team-based and performance-orientated, which challenges employees and rewards them for excelling. What is the IGS Way? The annual […]

Written by on November 4, 2022