Shell-Side Heat Exchanger Cleaning

Automated shell-side cleaning in action
Trailer mounted bundle cleaner ready for transport

To keep today's ultra-efficient heat exchanger systems operating at peak efficiency, petrochemical and refining facilities must clean their tubes thoroughly and regularly to keep them clear of process-related deposits.  Such deposits can drastically limit the system's ability to transfer heat, which will drive operating costs substantially higher.  

Conco's shell-side cleaning systems are designed to automate and speed the heat exchanger cleaning process.  They are trailer mounted for ease of transportation between job sites.

Our shell-side cleaning systems include a remote control station, which are moveable for improved operator vision and safety.  The unit's vertical, horizontal, and lateral movements are hydraulically controlled from the remote.  No electrical supply is required.  For shell-side applications, Conco typically operates at pressures up to 10,000 psi at a flow rate of 100 GPM.  The crane offers a cleaning distance of 25 feet.  Where applications require higher pressure, Conco shell-side cleaning systems can deliver up to 20,000 psi.

When combined with our state-of-the-art ProSeries™ tube cleaning, HydroDrill™ or NitroLance™, no other company offers more options for tube and shell cleaning services than Conco.  We can customize the application of any technologies to suit your site-specific needs.  

Features and Benefits of Conco Shell-Side Cleaning Services

  • Higher productivity rates than manual cleaning
  • Minimizes operator exposure to debris and high-pressure water
  • Simplifies cleaning of bundles up to 25 feet
  • Diesel hydraulic power unit
  • Works in concert with other Conco exclusive technologies (mechanical tube cleaners, HydroDrill™ and NitroLance™)