Pulling a heat exchanger for cleaning is frustrating and expensive, but we can help. We custom engineer solutions and processes which clean heat exchangers in place, without the delay, frustration, and expense. No pulling equipment out of service for a week. No hydroblasting. No re-fabricating of bundles.
Forget separating the bundle from the shell or having to replace numerous parts for a week-long replacement process. Our chemical heat exchanger cleaning method lets you clean heat exchangers without pulling them, keeping your equipment in premium order while improving your schedule, safety, and bottom line.
The process is simple: after you isolate the selected unit or bank of units, we circulate a blend of cutter stock and cleaning chemicals. One of our experts administers the process and monitors it until completion.
No waste is generated
Completely recoverable oils
Greatly reduced maintenance expense
Less exposure to safety risk
Lower project costs
Faster project execution
Improved future heat transfer
Once customers use our proprietary chemistry to dissolve asphaltenic solids without having to pull the unit, they rarely revert to their traditional way of doing things. The economics of our chemical-based processes are just too compelling.
Our process takes about one third as long as a conventional mechanical cleaning. Fewer interactions are required, demanding less human resource burden and more peace of mind when every turnaround and outage hour counts.
The process is totally self-contained. There’s no risk to personnel and no need to move or modify the exchanger (incurring risk to the unit).
After we’ve applied the treatment, you’ll find that it takes longer for your heat exchanger to foul next time. Heat transfer numbers will go through the roof and stay there with longer potential run times than ever before. Overall heat transfer coefficients return to design values. Pressure drop values decrease allowing for more product throughout.
Since no hydroblasting is involved, there is no waste associated with our heat exchanger cleaning process. No need to clean up the work area around the unit and tie up human resources.