Our In-House Cleaning Technologies
Our Professional Cleaning Process
Flushing Services has a long history of cleaning all types of heat exchangers and coolers. Our sister company, Hot Flush, produces a machine that is used to clean oil coolers and heat exchangers. We utilize the same technology employed by our Hot Flush machine in congress with other proprietary cleaning protocols to clean cooling devices of all kinds.
In certain circumstances, you will want to send in your heat exchanger into a professional to get it clean. Possibly the frequency of your cleaning projects just doesn’t justify an in house cleaning machine like Hot Flush. Or, the cooling device is just too expensive to have anyone but a trained professional work on it. Whatever situation necessitates outsourcing your cleaning, Flushing Services can accommodate you.
This initial step often involves using high pressure water to remove debris and contamination. In certain situations we may need to give the heat exchanger a brushing by hand to dislodge large buildup. In instances of intense fouling or scaling, a high pressure steam clean can be used.
For shell and tube heat exchangers, we perform basic tube cleaning with pressurized water and "bullets" to remove the contaminants.
Initial Powder Blasting
For hardened scaling that cannot easily be removed with solvents, or liquid cleaning processes, powder blasting is used in congress with high pressure water and steam. This helps prepare a heat exchanger for the next phases of the cleaning process.
Patented Hot Flush Technology
We utilize our patented hot flush technology to remove debris and contaminants. We circulate heated automatic transmission through the heat exchanger and change the flow rate very rapidly.
The automatic transmission fluid contains a significant amount of detergent, and makes a very cost effective, practical cleaning fluid. With the routine changes we make to fluid direction, this "pulse" of flow reversal helps to dislodge stubborn debris. The hot fluid helps to expand the metal of the heat exchanger and allow for a more complete cleaning.
Soaking in a Chemical Bath
After most of the debris is gone, a chemical bath can be given to the heat exchanger to remove any residual contamination. We use a proprietary blend of chemicals to ensure the cooling devices come out exceptionally clean. This step is more complete than typical heat exchanger cleaning chemicals you can buy at a hardware store.
This step may not be necessary, as our Hot Flush technology can remove up to 99.9% of debris. Yet, it is another technology we can employ to ensure our cleaning of your cooling device is exemplary.
Other Proprietary Methods
We have a host of other proprietary cleaning methods in addition to the ones discussed. These methods are our trade secrets and have been developed through years of experience.
The goal of our cleaning process is not to use every technology simply to say we did; the goal is to produce a totally clean heat exchanger. And, however many cleaning techniques we need to employ to arrive at that goal, we will use them. Each heat exchanger is different, and we craft a custom approach to cleaning individual heat exchangers. The result is an efficient and very effective cleaning protocol.