Tube Scrapers/Bullets

Deposits found with tubes, no matter the type of deposit, ID of the tube or tube material can easily be removed using Tube Tech's unique tube scraper and bullet cleaning methods. Removing fouling from within tubes not only assists with product flow and improves heat transfer but can also help reduce CO2 emissions. Tube Tech custom make darTT's for each contract ensuring 360 degree coverage of each and every tube.

Case studies

Condenser Clean Removes Over 300kg of Scale and Silt

Condenser Clean Removes Over 300kg of Scale and Silt

Summary The waste-to-energy plant of this UK-based company burns rubbish from the area to generate up to 12.8MW/Hr of electricity for the use of...

Condenser Cleaned by darTT™ - Tenacious Mussels Removed

Condenser Cleaned by darTT™ - Tenacious Mussels Removed

Problem The mussels which find their way into the condensers at Waste to Energy sites find conditions perfect for breeding. Water jetting the...

Condenser Performance Improved using DarTT™ Technology at Middle East Power Station

Condenser Performance Improved using DarTT™ Technology at Middle East Power Station

Summary A 456 MW combined cycle gas turbine power and water desalination plant needed to find an industrial cleaning contractor who could clean...

Condenser Tube Cleaning Reduces CO2 Emissions

Condenser Tube Cleaning Reduces CO2 Emissions

Summary Keeping operating costs low is a vital factor in electricity generation. Turbine condensers need to be working at maximum efficiency to...

Condenser Tubes (Thermal Power) Cleaned and Inspected

Condenser Tubes (Thermal Power) Cleaned and Inspected

Summary With the supply of power a key issue in Nigeria, Tube Tech International worked to extremely tight time deadlines and in extreme heat to...

Condenser Tubes Cleaned with darTT™ Technology

Condenser Tubes Cleaned with darTT™ Technology

Summary Tube Tech International teams employed the most technically-advanced methods to achieve the highest standards of condenser cleanliness at...

Gas Cooler Cleaned Ready for IRIS Inspection

Gas Cooler Cleaned Ready for IRIS Inspection

Summary A High Pressure Compressor Discharge Cooler on a North Sea platform developed leaks. To establish the extent of damage there was a need to...

Heat Exchangers (Crude Train) U-Tubes Polished in Five Hours

Heat Exchangers (Crude Train) U-Tubes Polished in Five Hours

Summary As a company which has built its considerable reputation on innovation, Tube Tech International is constantly reviewing cleaning methods....

Heater Blocked With Glucose

Heater Blocked With Glucose

Summary An international producer of food and agricultural products contacted Tube Tech when they noticed a significant performance drop in a...

Intercooler & Aftercooler Exchangers Cleaned

Intercooler & Aftercooler Exchangers Cleaned

Summary The Intercooler and Aftercooler, fin-fan radiator type heat exchangers with aluminium fins, on this UK compressor site required an...

Lube Oil Cooler Cleaned with darTT™

Lube Oil Cooler Cleaned with darTT™

Summary This 1188 MW power station in the UK required a fast and efficient clean of their titanium lube oil cooler during their summer outage. The...

Serpentine Heat Exchanger Unblocking

Serpentine Heat Exchanger Unblocking

Summary Excessive water scaling was the cause of a number of problems at this aircraft manufacturing site. The key focus for the Tube Tech team...

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

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

Summary Flow through two vertical combined feed exchangers (VCFEs/Texas Towers) at a middle eastern refinery of one of the world's largest Arabian...

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Cleaning Time Reduced by 75% in France

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Cleaning Time Reduced by 75% in France

Summary Tube Tech International faced several challenges winning the contract to clean a Vertical Combined Feed Exchanger (VCFE) otherwise known...

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Drilled From Below in Dominican Republic

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Drilled From Below in Dominican Republic

Summary A Vertical Combined Feed Exchanger (VCFE/Texas Tower) at a refinery on a Caribbean island was suffering badly from blockages and...

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Restricted access solved in the Philippines

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) Restricted access solved in the Philippines

Summary Last cleaned in 2001 this Philippines Texas Tower needed cleaning to improve their flagging performance during their 2009 shutdown but...

Vertical Tubular Heat Exchanger Cleaned with darTT™

Vertical Tubular Heat Exchanger Cleaned with darTT™

Summary Time was a crucial factor for the Tube Tech team assigned to a contract with BP Chemicals. The team took just one day to complete the heat...

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Condenser Cleaning with darTT Technology VCFE Tube Side Cleaning Animation of an Offshore Oil Platform Tube Tech darTT™

Aftercooler Unit Scale Removed Aftercooler Unit Scale Removed

Chiller Units Returned to optimum performance Chiller Units Returned to optimum performance

Flame Eye Cleaned “ON-LINE!” at 900°C For BHP Billiton Flame Eye Cleaned “ON-LINE!” at 900°C For BHP Billiton

Condenser Cleaned by darTT™ - Tenacious Mussels Removed Condenser Cleaned by darTT™ - Tenacious Mussels Removed

Gas Coolers Cleaned and Inspected in Nigeria Gas Coolers Cleaned and Inspected in Nigeria

Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) x 2 Combined Feed and Effluent Exchangers Cleaned Shell and Tube Side Texas Tower (VCFE Platformer) x 2 Combined Feed and Effluent Exchangers Cleaned Shell and Tube Side

Furnace / Fired Heaters Convection Bank Tubes Cleaned Robotically - World First for a German refinery Furnace / Fired Heaters Convection Bank Tubes Cleaned Robotically - World First for a German refiner

Furnaces / Fired Heater Convection Bank Cleaned Robotically on German Refinery Furnaces / Fired Heater Convection Bank Cleaned Robotically on German Refinery