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4 Tips for Cleaning Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are used all over the world in almost all chemical and thermal processes, and they are also used in their reverse application – air conditioning units. Due to the amount of use they receive and the types of application, they are subject to the build up of residue, and this makes them less efficient. Cleaning heat exchangers regularly is important, and this is where Hydroblast come in.

We use Falch high pressure water jetting machinery at varying pressures to clean industrial heat exchangers so that they can function safely and efficiently, offering residue removal and decontamination as required.

4 Tips for Cleaning Heat Exchangers

1. Use High Pressure Water Jetting

If you need to Heat Exchangers cleaned then there is only one logical option and that is to use High Pressure Water Jetting. Using this process removes the need to use any chemicals which in turn to damaged your heat exchanger, High Pressure Water Jetting only needs one ingredient to work and that’s water! Using chemicals for cleaning Heat Exchangers can weaken or destroy the material leading to additional unnecessary costs

Benefits of Using High Pressure Water Jetting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Time-Efficient
  • Cost-Effective
  • Easy to Maintain

2. Routine Maintenance

All equipment which is being used on a daily or regular basis should be regularly maintained. Keeping on top of cleaning will prevent deposits and sediments from reaching a damaging level. Regular maintenance will ensure that the equipment lasts longer and passes inspections.

3. Clean Inside & Out

Obviously cleaning the inside of heat exchangers is vital to ensure the equipment stays in a good working condition however many companies often forget to clean the outside of the heat exchanger as well. Its important to remember to clean both inside and out. Cleaning the outside of heat exchangers is an easier task than cleaning the inside giving you no excuse to skip cleaning. External cleaning requires little to no machine downtime and is vital to pass inspections also.

4. Be Innovative

Cleaning is just like any other industry – it’s constantly evolving – so to keep your heat exchanger and other equipment is good condition its important that you look out for new and innovative cleaning techniques. Simply using the same cleaning technique because that’s what you’re used to is not a good enough excuse anymore.

Cleaning methods are constantly being updated with new products and technology developed all the time, looking for the next great method is key to increasing the longevity of your equipment. New techniques may be turn out to be more cost effective and time efficient for your heat exchangers so it pays to keep ahead of the game!

If you would like to find out more about Cleaning Heat Exchangers, get a quote, or just some advice, contact Hydroblast directly.