‘Uncleanable’ Heat Exchanger Bundle Saved by EMBC Tech
A large heat exchanger bundle at an asphalt plant had been idle for four months with hardened residue that other contractors could not remove with hydroblasting. In six hours, Blue Wolf’s EMBC bundle cleaning technology fully cleaned and tested the unit, returning the heat exchanger to maximum efficiency.
Online System Cleaning Removes Fouling While Avoiding $150 Million Shutdown
Faced with a 20% lower production rates caused by tray fouling, the client needed a solution to clean their atmospheric towers while avoiding shutdown. Blue Wolf’s team deployed our Petro-Jet Lancer technology for a live (no shutdown) cleaning that returned the towers to 100% production.
Online Liquid-Lancing-Injection Technology Prevents $18 Million Shutdown
Hydrate ice on a plate heat exchanger was creating unwanted resistance and a pressure drop, impacting ethylene production. Blue Wolf was able to melt the ice under live conditions – avoiding shutdown – using our proprietary Liquid-Injection-Lancer (LNL). This saved the facility an estimated $18 million in avoided shutdown and gained $700,000/day in improved output.