Condenser Tube Cleaning
“Condenser Tube Cleaning Systems & Services”
“Condenser Tube Cleaning Systems & Services”
The American Efficiency Services philosophy regarding tube cleaning is this: anyone can put a cleaner in a tube and push, it is the individuals who are doing the work that make the difference in the quality. This is why our crewmen are all full-time employees, with years of experience and extensive safety training to make them aware, alert, and ready to implement proven techniques for any job.
AES offers all the complete Condenser Tube Cleaning Services available, and we do so across the country and internationally.
Our provided crews are dedicated to safety, quality job performance, and accountable completion. Our reporting system is ready to transfer photographs and video images to our customers directly from the condenser, so you have a full visual of every finding we come across.
We are equipped with a condenser tube cleaning machine. It’s not just a condenser tube inspection, it is about thorough condenser services with a comprehensive overview so you are fully aware of the functioning capabilities of your system.
If you do not know the project status of your condenser tube inspection then we are not doing our job properly.
American Efficiency Services (AES) believes that providing the most available and accurate data during a heat exchanger/condenser tube cleaning system gives our customers the ability to make better plans for future cleanings and gains the competitive advantage necessary in today’s market.
We are fully equipped to provide photos, videos, and thorough documentation for every project we complete, so you are up to date all the information we have during our service to you.
The selection of the correct Condenser Tube cleaners for the deposits is the most important decision to be made prior to a heat exchanger/condenser tube cleaning. If the history is unknown, AES can come equipped to the job site with various condenser cleaners to attack the exact condition once the tube bundle is exposed during a condenser tube inspection.
AES works closely with Goodway to offer an entire line of cleaning products, from the aggressive metal scrapers for hard deposits to a plastic tube scrubber for lighter / easily removed deposits.
Once AES is able to establish a history based on actual conditions, we can work closely with plant personnel to determine the most economical and effective approach for future condenser tube cleaning.
AES dispatches a Safety / Documentation Manager for each condenser / heat exchanger tube cleaning scope of work that we complete, in addition to the regular project manager.
This allows the tube cleaning crew to focus on their personal safety responsibilities and the cleaning scope of work while the Safety / Documentation Manager focuses on the overall project safety and the collection of all pertinent data during the condenser services.
AES’ philosophy is to “bring the condenser out of the plant and onto our customer’s desk”. If plant personnel have a clear understanding of the condenser conditions during the tube cleaning they can make any critical decisions immediately and prior to the system being closed.
“Before” photographs of the waterbox, tube bundle and internal tube will be collected to identify the “as found” condition during the condenser tube cleaning. Any abnormal or unique situations identified during the cleaning will also be photographed and documented.
Upon completion of the tube cleaning, “After” photographs of the waterbox, tube bundle and internal tube will be collected to record the effectiveness of the cleaning. Individual photographs and summaries can be immediately provided to plant personnel either by flash drive or e-mail directly from the work site. At the conclusion of the condenser services, all of this data will be compiled into one comprehensive report and then delivered to the customer.
State of the Art Boroscope Inspections with Boroscope Photography
A state of the art boroscope is used to collect the internal “before” and “after” photographs of the condenser tube. The boroscope is capable of capturing still photographs or recording video as the inspection probe is passed down the length of the condenser tubes.
These photographs identify the condition of the buildup prior to the cleaning and then help determine the effectiveness of the cleaning.
If debris lodged in a tube is unable to be removed, the boroscope can be used to identify the type of debris; identification of the debris can assist in determining whether or not the tube should be plugged regardless of the tube being evacuated of the debris.
The boroscope inspection method has also been used by customers while AES crews were on-site to conduct foreign material post job inspections of other job sites within the facility.
The primary outcome of every tube cleaning must be a thorough cleaning that allows the customer to return the system back to service in a condition that allows it to achieve the highest possible heat transfer. If the waterbox, tube sheet and tubes do not get cleaned and unit performance does not return to service efficiently – we did not do our job. The boroscope inspection helps us get you exactly to where you need to be at the end of each cleaning.