Mechanical Boiler Firetube Cleaning
The mechanical cleaning of boiler (fire) tubes is a very effective method to clean boiler (fire) tubes. This method is based on the use of a tube cleaning machine, flexible shaft (various lengths) and brushes or heavy-duty cleaning tools. The machine powers a flexible shaft, which then rotates a brush in the tube. This method is very effective, because all kinds of different attachments can be used. This means that simple nylon brushes as well as heavy drill heads can be connected and used.
It is therefore possible to be able to clean both preventively and reactively. Preventive means cleaning within a certain time (often 3-6 weeks), so that the contamination can be removed in due time. Reactive cleaning is when a boiler installation is not properly maintained and suddenly shuts down. Often when the tubes need to be cleaned in that situation, they are usually (heavily) deposited and/or clogged. In that case, heavy-duty cleaning tools such as drill heads are required to get the tubes back in optimal condition.