Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Cleaning

We guarantee to remove 90%+ fouling from blocked heat exchangers across a range of heavy industries.

With more than 30 years of experience in solving heavy industries’ toughest fouling challenges, our team has the technology and expertise to elevate your heat exchanger maintenance.

When you partner with Tube Tech, your facility will benefit from a dedicated team that is responsive and flexible to meet your unique requirements.

Why choose Tube Tech?

Rapid Mobilisation > 72 hours

Faster Cleaning = Reduced Downtime

Maximise Profits

ISO Certified

Let us tackle your heat exchanger fouling and restore performance

Tube Tech’s Heat Exchanger Cleaning Service 

Tube Tech has completed many shell-and-tube-side heat exchanger cleaning projects around the world over the past 30 years. Our clients include major petrochemical plants and refineries, and other processing, manufacturing, and chemical facilities.  

We develop technologies in-house to improve cleaning methods and deliver outstanding results. Many of our technologies are remote or semi-remote to allow access to hard-to-reach areas, improve safety standards, and gather valuable data such as tube blockages, damaged tubes, and fouled areas.

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“We were really impressed with Tube Tech’s performance and how clean the bundles are – the cleanest we have seen them since installation in 2008!” 

“I would like to pass on my thanks to your team for the hard work and professionalism shown during the recent visit”.

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Heat Exchanger Cleaning FAQs
What is the best way to clean a heat exchanger?

The best way to clean a heat exchanger is to use a combination of precise water jetting cleaning technologies. Remote tube side water jetting systems and shell side, between tubes, penetrate deep between tube rows to remove hard deposits and scaling. At Tube Tech, we have developed our own technology, Blade JeTT which uses these principles to guarantee the removal of 90%+ fouling from heat exchanger bundles.  

The system uses adjustable high-pressure water which is targeted precisely at blockages. This ensures fouling is removed efficiently, using less volume of water than traditional water jetting methods.

How to remove a blockage from a heat exchanger?

A blocked heat exchanger can pose problems for facilities that rely on efficient heat transfer and asset reliability. The process of removing blockages requires knowledge of the nature of fouling and then selecting the correct equipment to conduct the cleaning. Tube Tech specialise in both internal and external tube fouling removal.    

Effective heat exchanger maintenance should be carried out whilst the unit is offline. Care should be taken when cleaning these assets to protect the metal and base materials. If cleaning is not performed by a specialist service provider, it could result in tube leaks, corrosion, or damage to the heat exchanger.

How long does it take to clean a heat exchanger?

The time taken to clean a heat exchanger is dependent on many variables including, but not limited to, the level of fouling, the type of deposits, and the configuration of the heat exchanger.  

Using our own technologies which have been designed to make cleaning faster, safer, and more effective, Tube Tech can significantly reduce the time taken to complete the cleaning of several heat exchanger units.

Case Studies

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

Tube Tech Helps Increase Thermal Efficiency by 3% at Tüpraş Izmir Refinery

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Mechanical External Shell Side Cleaning – World First!

TWISTED TUBE Heat Exchanger by Koch Heat Transfer: Shell and Tube side cleaning – South Africa

Cleaning Robot Lance Tackles Hard Scale for Power Company

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