Tall Oil Heater Tube Nest – Oil Deposit Removed

Fouled Oil heater Before Tube Tech clean Oil heater afterTube Tech clean Severe fouling on Oil heater tube Tube face of tall oil heater tube nest Morning cleaning information

Downtime Reduced by 50%

A biomass power station in the South of England required a rapid response following a mechanical failure on the site. Tenacious deposits needed removing prior to asset integrity inspection.


  • Mechanical failure had caused oil on shell side to mix with water on tube side.
  • Fast cleaning was required to identify failure locations and maximise performance.


  • Tube Tech International mobilised within 48 hours
  • Innovative U-Tube MicroFlex cleaning system was used to unblock tubes.

Tube Tech Comment

Technical Sales Manager. “We appreciated the urgent nature of this clients request and responded within 48 hours. A combination of technology helped reduce our client’s downtime by seven 7 days from a previous 14 days using other contractors.

Client Comment

Lead Maintenance Engineer: “The cleaning of the tube nest was so successful we achieved 50% uptime as a result. Pressure testing of the tube nest identified one defective tube.

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