A TC Wilson Air driven tube cleaning system was identified as the most appropriate tool for cleaning the heavy carbon fouling due to its ability to power its cleaning attachment at 9,000 rpm. Such power and speed enables the EP series air tool to power through tough and heavy deposits such as carbon bringing the clean back to metal.
For use with the EP series air tool, the expanding brush is a cleaning attachment that uses centrifugal force to move its brush cartridges in and out enabling it to conform to the tube wall or fouling deposit, while working the clean back to the tube wall. The EP series air tool and expanding brush was inserted manually into every tube, turned on, and then moved through the whole tube cleaning as it is moved.
Feedback & Results
The TC Wilson EP Series was effective in moving the heavy carbon deposits from the tube internals and walls.