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PressureWave Plus™ | HRSG Tube Cleaning

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Improve HRSG Efficiency

Boiler deposits of iron oxide and ammonium bisulfate on the flue gas side can lead to tube fouling of heat recovery steam generators. This reduces the heat transfer efficiency and increases backpressure on the adjoining gas turbine. Additionally, it lowers the HRSG and turbine efficiency, which can lead to higher operating costs.

A heat exchanger cleaning system is required for an effective tube bundle cleaning solution. GE offers innovative cleaning boiler technology through PressureWave PlusTM, developed by BANG&CLEAN® Technologies AG, that uses pressure waves to penetrate deep into the tube bundle for a more effective boiler cleaning. 

How PressureWave Cleaning Works

Pressure wave cleaning for boilers and HRSG tubes is done with a special lance, which is inserted into the spaces between the tube bundles. A bag at the end of the lance is then inflated with a mixture of combustible gases which are remotely ignited. The resulting pressure wave and ultrasonic tube vibrations dislodge and clean the deposits from the boiler without damaging the boiler tubing.

Pressure wave cleaning is much faster than the traditional method of CO2 blasting—it can be done in about half the time—and it requires no internal scaffolding. This heat exchanger tube cleaning technology is also much more effective at removing corrosion, as the pressure wave cleaning can reverberate into areas previously unreachable by other industrial boiler cleaning methods.

Huge Savings Benefit

GE's innovative boiler tube cleaning technology PressureWave PlusTM will help you to save on fuel cost spend. Using link below, you can now estimate the amount of savings you can achieve in 5 years for your plant implementing our solution.

Benefits of PressureWave Plus™ HRSG Cleaning

  • Applicable to all HRSG types

  • No scaffolding required

  • Cleans deeper into the tube bundle, also in areas which cannot be reached by other technologies

  • More effective cleaning than traditional CO2/dry ice  blasting methods

  • Cleaning can be done in half the time, compared to other methods

  • Fast mobilization

  • Reduced gas turbine backpressure

  • Improved heat transfer

  • Cost-competitive

For more details on the advanced technology behind PressureWave PlusTM HRSG tube cleaning, download our Fact Sheet and Case Study

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