Laser Cleaning

De-coating of Vehicle Brake Discs by Laser

Laser cleaning for car manufacturer Summary Quality control is essential in most industries and car manufacturers are closely monitored as their safety record is crucial to their brand value and quality control. A production error which led to paint running on to braking services meant that one car manufacturing plant faced huge costs and a critical […]

Coiled Heat Exchanger

Serpentine Heat Exchanger Unblocking

darTT™ cleaning system avoids coil removal and cutting 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 was to tackle a blockage in critical equipment. Challenges Contamination of heavy suspended solids had completely blocked a 5-cm diameter carbon-steel heating […]

Weak acid condenser cleaned

Condenser Unblocked – Hard Calcium Deposit Removed

Bespoke unblocking jets assist condenser tube cleaning Summary Blocked tubes on a weak acid condenser were affecting production at a UK based fertiliser manufacturing plant. A traditional high pressure water jetting contractor had failed to unblock the condenser tubes and had also been unsuccessful in the cleaning of lightly scaled tubes. Tube Tech cleaned the […]

Fins before clean

Fin Fan Cleaning Improves Heat Transfer

Air pressure of tubes tested and repaired Summary Tube Tech used its all-round expertise to solve several problems with the fin fan air blast coolers at the Engineering Steels Division of Corus. Tube Tech took on the total management of the project at the Thrybergh Bar Mill near Rotherham in Yorkshire, covering all aspects of […]

Fouled skids

Paint Removal – Cured Paint Removed from Grills and Skids

In situ cleaning improves production plant site safety Summary Working with one of the world’s most famous names in agricultural vehicles meant the Tube Tech teams showing a great deal of versatility. They were able to fulfil a number of roles at a plant where scores of agricultural vehicles roll off the production line each […]

SafeBlasTT from Cleaning Specialists Tube Tech

Paint Removal – SafeblasTT™ Hard Deposit from Boiler Tubes

Concrete like deposit removed from fouled tubes at paper mill Summary Finding Tube Tech via a simple internet search, a 520,000 tonne capacity paper mill needed specialist help to clean badly fouled tubes within its fairly new boiler. Challenge The badly fouled tubes had to be cleaned using a dry system as the refractory within […]

Floor being cleaned with 40,000 PSI jetting

Paint Removal – Varied Deposits Removed from Paint Production Area

Unique abrasives steam removes resin from varied surfaces Summary An internal production area within a Suffolk-based plant had become coated with polymers used in the manufacture of paints for the automotive industry. Challenge Some of the resin had cured, hardening into a state where innovative measures were required to remove the almost immovable layers. An […]

Chiller unit

Chiller Units Returned to optimum performance

Calcium water scale removed from chiller tube Summary This international pharmaceutical company had previously removed their chiller set in order to clean it high pressure water jetting. Reducing down time and improving cleanliness were top priorities for their UK based operation. Having read about Tube Tech’s innovative cleaning services on the internet they asked if […]

Equipment to be cleaned

Pre-Commission Clean for Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Dryer, cyclone and ductwork cleaned despite difficult access Summary This multinational biotechnology innovator, has research and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations at 70 locations in 30 countries world-wide. The company’s European plant is predominately a bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, unique in that it encompasses expert technical and administrative support functions. Problem Following a major multi million investment […]

Brewery evaporator before tube tech clean

Evaporator Cleaned Using Innovative Technology

95% Blockage Removed from Brewery Evaporator Summary The UK’s largest private brewing company had not realised how much more efficient they could be by applying some simple cleaning techniques to their evaporator. Tube Tech, using innovative technology and techniques, were able to clean the evaporator back to production standard increasing its efficiency. Challenge Vertical evaporator […]