Elliott Tool Technologies, a USA based tube tool manufacturer, presented its annual Gustav Wiedeke Award to The Dow Chemical Company at Heat Exchanger World Americas 2023. This award highlights the importance of customer participation in Elliott’s new product development process and encourages others to collaborate with Elliott to overcome industry challenges.
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Tube cleaning is a necessary part of any vessel maintenance process. Depending on the application, water, gases, and other caustic chemicals can be run through the unit. Overtime, these compounds cause deposit build-up inside of the tubes, resulting in a loss in operating efficiency.
To get the best performance out of a vessel it’s important that it maintains necessary operating capacity. While there are several preventative maintenance procedures that can prolong the life of the vessel, eventually a decision on retubing or replacing the unit will need to be made.