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Clean Harbors offers various processes for cleaning tanks and pipes, condenser tube bundles, inlet feed liquid vessels, and any other type of tube exchanger system, as well as combustor cleanouts for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Scheduling routine cleaning improves vessel and pipe efficiencies and cuts down on unwanted forced outages.
Chemical cleaning is the ideal cleaning method when there is a closed loop system or the condenser shell requires removal prior to cleaning. Chemical applications are circulated through the boiler and heated to dissolve scale buildup in areas that water and brushes can not reach.
High pressure water jetting and lazing utilize a flexible lance, which propels itself through the condenser tubes and piping as the nozzle cleans the walls of particles, scale, and other materials. Having various size lances and nozzles provides versatility in cleaning all size condensers. The result is a greater heat transfer within the unit allowing the customer to cut down on fuel use and expense.
This conventional method utilizes plastic, nylon or another type of material, which is formed into a brush-type of plug and propelled through the condenser tube with the force of water and air, scraping the walls clean.