Food Process Heat Exchanger Tube Cleaning

Client Testimonial

Background

The maker of world-famous confectionery brand names asked Tube Tech International to lick the problem of a blocked heat exchanger at its production plant in England.

The Problem

A shell and tube heat exchanger, which has chocolate running through the tube side, had become blocked. Solidified chocolate was affecting the performance of the heat exchanger, reducing the throughput. The siting of the heat exchanger in the centre of the plant offered special challenges for the Tube Tech team. Other equipment nearby and the distance from services such as water meant the cleaning team could not use conventional jetting systems.

The Problem

A shell and tube heat exchanger, which has chocolate running through the tube side, had become blocked. Solidified chocolate was affecting the performance of the heat exchanger, reducing the throughput. The siting of the heat exchanger in the centre of the plant offered special challenges for the Tube Tech team. Other equipment nearby and the distance from services such as water meant the cleaning team could not use conventional jetting systems.

The Solution and Benefits

With the positional problem preventing water jetting Tube Tech International had to rethink the solution and opted for the SafeDrill™ system to clear the hardened chocolate but with only a minimal water flush. Finally the tubes were polished by Tube Tech’s RotaFlex™ system.

The Tube Tech team efficiently cleared the problem with little disruption to the regular workings of the confectionery factory. The decision to use the SafeDrill system meant less Tube Tech equipment being brought into the factory. The cleaning and polishing of the heat exchanger improved efficiency and achieved a greater throughput of chocolate.

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