Fouling Removal for IRIS Inspection

The only company to simultaneously remove fouling and inspect heat exchanger tubes using IRIS or Eddy Current technology.

Achieving IRIS Inspection Standards to Keep Your Facility Moving

Tube Tech Internal Rotational Inspection System (IRIS) is a sensitive ultrasonic immersion pulse echo technology providing highly accurate integrity data.

Inspection results depend greatly on fouling levels. Both ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic tubes can be inspected, providing a three-dimensional picture of a defect, showing the profile and its depth.

For successful IRIS inspection, tube bores must be very close to fouling free. While other inspection techniques tolerate some degree of scaling, IRIS methods require tubes with any fouling removed virtually down to the bare metal.

Tube Tech offers Enhanced IRIS standard Tube Fouling Removal service that ensures all deposits are removed ready for immediate IRIS inspection. Clients do not need to risk rework or critical path situations which often happen when using conventional high pressure water jet lancing. Jetting nozzles often leave tram lines or a helix of scale in the tubes leading operators requesting a second cleaning cycle before IRIS inspection can be completed.

Remote control “IRIS Ready” system drills, descales, polishes and inspect heat exchanger tubes. Even through small diameter man ways/nozzles avoiding on safe man entry.

Tube Tech is proud to offer this new and proven guaranteed Enhanced Tube Fouling Removal service ensuring tube bore standards suitable for IRIS inspection.


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.

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