Fired Heater Furnace Convection Section Fouling Removal

Improving Heat Transfer Efficiency of Fired Heater and Furnace Convection Sections using innovative techniques

The Only Technology Guaranteed to Achieve 90%+ Fouling Removal

Tube Tech’s fired heater/furnace convection section fouling removal service is recognised by world leading refining and petrochemical companies as the most effective technology to achieve OEM performance fired heaters.

Fired heaters are often difficult to remove fouling from as most fired heater fouling removal methods are only able to reach what the operator can see. Access deep inside and between the banks of finned tube rows has never been achieved until now.

Tube Tech’s fired heater furnace fouling removal service helps improve fired heater performance by significantly increasing feed throughput, and reducing stack temperatures and CO2 and NOx emissions.

Using robotic cleaning technology, we remove fouling from deep in between both square and triangular pitch rows of convection tubes. Delivering an unprecedented level of heat transfer efficiency in record times, Tube Tech’s robotic fired heater fouling removal technology replaces traditional fired heater cleaning techniques which include: chemical cleaning, abrasive shot blasting and dry ice.

To find out more about Tube Tech’s robotic fired heater fouling removal and inspection service please review our fired heater case studies below.

Thermal Efficiency Increased by 3% at Turkey Refinery

Rover Restores Primary Reformer Convection Section Efficiency

Robotic Fired Heater Convection Bank Cleaning in Trinidad

How to Cut Emissions & Fuel + Increase Capacity in Fired Heaters

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Improve Fired Heater Performance in 3 Easy Steps...

1. Contact our team to discuss your requirements

We have a solution for all types and levels of fouling. Programming of the robot takes place before deployment saving valuable time on site.

Email or call our team to discuss your fouling removal requirements.



2. Our team of heat exchanger fouling removal specialists are deployed worldwide

  • With offices around the world, our team can typically mobilise within 72 hours, regardless of your location
  • We transport our equipment to each job and conform to all permit requirements.


3. Fouling removal is completed and reports are generated

  • Once on site, our team work safely, efficiently and within all PPE and safety guidelines.
  • Fouling removal is completed within the allocated timeframe
  • Superior standards eliminate the need for re-runs
  • Detailed reports are generated including videos and images of the fouling removal area



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Meet the Robot

Our robotic fired heater convection section cleaning technology is the result of years of dedicated research and development. It is the safer way to clean or remove fouling from fired heater furnaces, furnace tubes and other heat transfer equipment whilst guaranteeing industry leading results of 90% fouling removed as standard. Take a look at the video to see for yourself…


The service they provide, in my opinion, is second to none. Technically and technologically Tube Tech’s knowledge surpasses any company I have personally come into contact with that supply this kind of service.

To stay ‘ahead of the game’ Tube Tech invest well in the latest technology to be able to supply a service which, to the refiner, is more cost effective as the equipment they use is better than the competition’s at providing the desired results.

I have personally used Tube Tech over many years on long term contracts for both hands on cleaning and consultation services and find them efficient, reliable and knowledgeable.

Specialist Engineer


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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.

Arbor Radiant Coils Clean in Saudi Arabia

Convection Bank Cleaned Robotically on German Refinery

Around the Clock Clean Saves Major Texas Gulf Coast Refinery Millions

Rover Restores Stack Temperatures in Holland

Fired Heater Furnace Coils Cleaned in Trinidad

Contact a Tube Tech Fired Heater Furnace Expert Today

for a Free Technical Evaluation

If you are experiencing a drop in stack temperature, reduced efficiency or output, our team can help identify and solve the issue.