Texas Tower (VCFE) Cleaning

Unblocking, Cleaning and Inspection of Texas Tower VCFE (Vertical Combined Feed Exchangers) - Tube & Shell Side

The Texas Tower/Vertical Combined Feed Exchanger (VCFE) is an unsung hero of many refineries and due to its innovative design, it rarely causes concern to those involved in maintenance/asset management.

Texas Towers are designed as a relatively ‘clean’ exchangers and are often only cleaned once every 7-10 years – some have been in operation for longer without showing a noticeable decrease in performance. When the performance starts to drop it is usually a gradual process which goes largely unnoticed to begin with but can then become a real problem.

As VCFE/Texas Towers are designed not to foul and they are cleaned infrequently, operators can be unsure of who to ask for advice on the best cleaning methods as standard cleaning contractors will rarely have cleaned a Texas Tower/VCFE.

Challenges faced by those cleaning VCFE/Texas Towers include fouling location, unknown deposit characteristics, accessibility, safety, associated costs, etc. Since Texas Towers / VCFE are cleaned so infrequently it is essential that when they are taken offline for cleaning they are cleaned fast, safely, and most importantly effectively with the “right methods and technologies” to suit their specific design.

Tube Tech has cleaned both the tube and shell side of many Texas Towers/VCFEs across the world and is able to provide solutions to the most difficult cleaning challenges.

Please review our case studies which highlight a selection of our numerous successful VCFE cleaning experiences.

For all Texas Tower / Vertical Combined Feed Exchanger (VCFE) cleaning enquiries please contact us using the form below.

Case Studies

Read our latest 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.

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Cleaning Improves Heat Transfer In Saudi Arabia

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

Three Days. Three Texas Towers. No Problem for Tube Tech.

Texas Tower Mechanical Drilling of Vertical VCFE Texas Tower Tubes

Texas Tower VCFE Platformer Tube Side Clean in Holland

Texas Tower VCFE Platformer Drilled From Below in Dominican Republic

Remote Technology Clears Severely Blocked Tubes in the Far East

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