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Heat Exchanger Cleaning HOW TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY CLEAN HEAT EXCHANGERS, PART I
Whether onsite or offsite, the methods for cleaning shell and tube heat exchangers can vary. Refining and petrochemical operators will agree that high standards must be employed with each method. Choosing the right method can make the difference between smooth operations and unforeseen equipment shutdowns. This three-part series explores the various methods, benefits, challenges and solutions to efficiently and effectively cleaning heat exchangers, both onsite and offsite... Read More

Heat Exchanger Cleaning HOW TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY CLEAN HEAT EXCHANGERS, PART II
To ensure smooth and safe operations and avoid unscheduled shutdowns, exceptionally high standards must be employed with every method of cleaning shell and tube heat exchangers. Plant operators or third-party contractors must be prepared to employ multiple techniques for cleaning because one method does not always sufficiently remove every type of residual debris from a bundle or exchanger. The most common types of cleaning are hydroblasting, hydrolancing, abrasive blasting, and both chemical and thermal decomposition. These methods are also used for decommissioning... Read More

Heat Exchanger Cleaning HOW TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY CLEANING HEAT EXCHANGERS, PART III
Heat exchangers operating in refineries or petrochemical plants must be thoroughly cleaned and inspected throughout their operational lifetime to ensure safe and efficient and safe operations. These routine proce-dures are necessary because the equipment comes into contact with various feedstocks, process chemicals, and cooling water that will develop exchanger foulants over time... Read More