Blocked serpentine furnace coils cleared in one day
The client asked Tube Tech to develop a technology and method to clear a single fully blocked serpentine furnace tube measuring 100mm diameter x 45m.
Initially the client wanted to follow the traditional route of unblocking the furnace by cutting off the bends, unblocking the tube by using water jets and re-welding.
However this meant switching off all 4 furnaces at a cost of many millions of dollars.
Tube Tech a globally renowned engineering solutions provider suggested unblocking both lines whilst the unit was online at 430 degrees centigrade so as to avoid incurring these costly production downtime for the plant.