Condenser Fouling Removal Services

Condenser Fouling Removal Tailored to Your Requirements

To achieve a high standard of condenser heat transfer efficiency Tube Tech can utilise a variety of fouling removal systems which will improve the vacuum and heat transfer rate.

Tube Tech darTT

This condenser fouling removal system propels made to measure, metal scraper bullets down the condenser tubes using high volume but not high-pressure water, removing thin, hard eggshell scale, sludge and silt deposits.

When removing fouling from condenser tubes Tube Tech can also offer a simultaneous inspection service such as an Eddy current or IRIS inspection to measure tube-wall thickness and highlight excessive wear.

Removing fouling from condenser tubes restores vacuum and MW output, which in turn provides lower CO2 emissions per Megawatt.

Better results than condenser cleaning services

Tube Tech can meet and invariably exceed strict time restrictions on condenser tube fouling removal and has also undertaken the process in such a short space of time that the neighbouring condenser train can be isolated to temporarily take the load temporarily. This operation has been known to take only three hours thereby allowing the plant to continue operating without reducing production.

To find out more about our darTT Condenser Fouling Removal Technology click here or to learn more about our experience with condensers please contact us.


Key Case Studies

ACC (Air Cooled Condenser) Restored Online

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Specialist Cleaning Knowledge Makes Short Work of Air Cooled Condenser

DarTT Technology

Tube Tech’s exclusively engineered DarTT technology is a reliable condenser fouling removal system. It works by propelling metal scraper projectiles along the condenser tube using high-volume, low-pressure water, removing sludge, silt, and thin calcium scale deposits.

Our DarTT system is so effective that a single operator can remove fouling from two thousand tubes in a single shift, and so safe that two operators can work side by side.

Why Should I Remove Fouling from Condenser Tubes?

All process equipment including condensers should regularly have fouling removed to ensure optimum performance and efficiency. If fouling is left to accumulate it can result in lower output, increased CO2 emissions and potential equipment failure or unplanned outages.

Effective tube fouling removal results in improvements in heat transfer rate and better vacuum performance. Fuel consumption, and therefore CO2 emissions, are also reduced as the condenser does not need to burn as much fuel to achieve the required output.

Why use Tube Tech’s DarTT System?

Our experienced engineers assemble the DarTT fouling removal equipment at our UK-based Research and Development Centre. This ensures that each DarTT adheres to stringent quality control and safety standards and allows us to remove all burrs from the metal blades to create a smooth edge which fits perfectly inside the internal diameter of tubes. The quality of our DarTT fouling removal system is so good that the DarTT fouling removal projectile can be used on soft yellow metal as well as steel or titanium.

How do we make the DarTTs?

Step One

The parts for each DarTT are manufactured to a high-quality using a polished injection moulded tool. The springs are also manufactured to a high tolerance by a fabricating partner.

Step Two

When we receive the parts, they are carefully quality inspected by an accredited team and transferred to the build area of our workshop.

Step Three

Our engineers then use a specialised tool to assemble each part of the DarTT and ensure that they remove fouling from the whole tube. Once the DarTT is pressed together, it is inspected for quality and dimensional tolerance.

Step Four

The DarTT is complete! Our team has complete control of the manufacturing process form start to finish, allowing us to produce DarTTs of the highest quality, making them superior in the field of condenser tube fouling removal.

Technical Details:

  • Blade radius suits the exact internal diameter of the tubes
  • Solutions which suit many tube sizes
  • Removal of fouling from 2000 tubes per system in one shift
  • Spring-loaded exclusive design
  • Metal construction to suit application or tube material

Benefits of the DarTT system:

  • Uniform fouling removal of each tube
  • Deposit sampling
  • Safety – no high-pressure water used
  • Extends tube life
  • Fouling removed from each tube along 100% of its length
  • Impedes pitting and improves the surface condition
  • Achieves expected performance improvements
  • Fouling removal to a standard suitable for good eddy current results
  • Manufactured from fully recyclable materials

Case Studies

Read our latest case studies to find out how we use our unique fouling removal solutions and specialist knowledge to tackle some of the world’s toughest fouling challenges.

Condenser Performance Improved using DarTT Technology

Condenser Tube Cleaning Reduces CO2 Emissions

Condenser Clean Removes More Than 300kg of Scale and Silt

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If you are experiencing a drop in condenser performance, or require routine fouling removal, our team is available for rapid mobilisation, anywhere in the world.