Water Jetting Applications

  • Heat exchanger tube cleaning
  • Water and Abrasive blasting
  • Surface preparation ( coating and corrosion removal)
  • Pipe cleaning and de-scaling
  • Tank and vessel cleaning
  • Hydrodemolition
  • Sub-sea cleaning and cutting
  • Pressure testing
  • Cold cutting
  • Floor, road and runaway cleaning
  • Road re-texturing and white line removal

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After
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Examples of the Water Jetting Applications used within an Industry:

Industry Application Pressure (psi) Pressure (bar)
Aluminium Hardened Bauxite dust on mills, filters, floors, tanks, sumps and sewers.
10,000 – 14,5000
700 – 1,000
Automotive Paint from booths, machinery, gratings, conveyers, dollies and skids
10,000 – 40,000
700 – 2,750
Aviation Expansion joints, grease, rubber and hydraulic fluids on runways.
10,000
700
Breweries Yeast, sediments and fermentation residues on vats, pipes and facilities.
3,000
200
Cement Plants Remove dirt, grease and product build up on grates, floors, external piping, bins, walls, hopper cars and handling equipment.
3,000
200
Cooler hearths and pre-heater columns, bins, hopper cars, floors, rotary kilns and walls.
5,000 – 14,500
350 – 1,000
Chemical Processing Chemicals from boiler tubes, tanks, valves, evaporators, heat exchangers, tube bundles, pipes, vessels, reactors and facilities.
5,000 – 14,500
350 – 1,000
Construction Exposing aggregate (retarded). Asphalt distributors, mixers, tar cookers and pavers.
3,000
200
Asphalt, dirt, concrete, mortar, tar, grease, mastic and clay on vehicles, mixer trucks and machinery.
5,000
350
Latence for canals, lifts, dams and runways prior to pours (no retarders). Exposing aggregate (unretarded) and concrete cutting.
5,000 – 10,000
350 – 1,000
Food Processing Grease, fats, oils, dirt and dough, food residues from vats, ovens, mixers, conveyors and facilities.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Foundries Removal of deposits, metal oxidation, ceramic and sand core materials from castings, furnaces and paddles.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Highway Maintenance Cleaning of grease, vegetation, mud, tar, cement or asphalt on vehicles and machinery.
5,000 – 10,000
350 – 700
Graffiti, stains, tar and mastics on concrete briges and overpasses. Removal of expansion joints and paint strips.
10,000
700
Unblock culverts on bridges and clean up overspills.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Marine Removal of marine growth, barnacles, loose paint and rust on ship hulls, docks, ballasts, platforms, storage tanks and boilers.
5,000 – 10,000
350 – 700
Underwater cleaning pipes and drilling platforms, of barnacles and marine growth to ‘white metal’.
10,000
700
Coatings removal prior to repainting.
30,000 – 40,000
2,000 – 2,750
Meat Packing Cleaning of grease, fats, blood and soot from ovens, mixers and vats.
3,000
200
Metal Working Mill scale, tight rust and weld slag from new vessels, tanks and pipes.
10,000 -14,500
700 – 1,000
Mining Pre-maintenance cleaning of dumpers, drag lines, underground haulage lines and shafts; aids in the recovery of ore.
7,500 – 10,000
500 – 700
Unclog plant machinery due to deposits of coal, rock dust, mud or oils.
7,500 – 10,000
500 – 700
Municipalities Rsevoirs and containers, sewers and drain pipes, sanitation equipment and refuse vehicles.
3,000 – 5000
200 – 350
Oilfield Paraffin and crude residues from platforms and storage tanks.
3,000 – 5,000
200 – 350
Removal of drilling mud and cement from drill pipes.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Petrochemical Processing Algae, carbon, scum and asbestos in heat exchangers, soft polymers, re-boilers, tanks, reactors, cooling towers and facilities.
5,000
350
Calcium carbonate and sulphate, chlorides, hard polymers, iron oxide, coke, hard carbon, PVC and PVA on heat exchangers and reboilers.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Pharmaceutical Cleaning of chemicals (liquid and solids) from pipes, kettles, mixers, tubes, heat exchangers, reactors, filters and evaporators.
7,500 – 10,000
500 – 700
Pipe (Industrial) Removal of rust and varnish prior to recoating, dope and oil from pipe threads for inspection, drilling mud and debris in various kinds of pipes (internal).
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Power Station Nuclear decontamination of fuel capsules, ‘U’ tube exchangers, flash from pre-heater tubes, hand tools and equipment.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Public Utility Reactors and insulators, boiler tubes, vehicles and machinery.
5,000 – 10,000
350 – 700
Pulp & Paper Cleaning of grease, oil, pitch, dirt and wood pulp from heat exchangers, tubes, foundries, press sections of paper machines, suction rolls, stock chests and lines.
5,000 – 10,000
350 – 700
Black liquor.
10,000
700
Railway Gypsum, potash, cement, lime in hopper cars; removing grease, dirt and deposits from trucks, undercarriages and tank cars.
5,000 – 14,500
350 – 1,000
Removal of leaf mulch from railway lines.
7,500 – 12,000
500 – 800
Refineries Wax, paraffin, grease and crude residues.
3,000
200
Water scale, coke, hard carbons and polymers in heat exchangers, pipes, tubes and tanks.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Rubber Processing Chemigum. Latex, SBR and water scale in reactors, storage tanks, heat exchangers. Tubing, pipes and facilities.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Steel Mill Water scale, coke, ore or lime in heat exchangers, flues, boilers, open hearths, furnaces, chutes and hoppers.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Descaling billets.
2,000 – 4,000
140 – 300
Water hydraulics.
2,000 – 4,000
140 – 300
Surface Preparation Paint, rust, refractory build-up, salts, concrete and marine growth.
10,000 – 14,500
700 – 1,000
Steel cleaned to ‘white metal’.
30,000 – 40,000
2,000 – 2,750