4,700 Tubes, 3 Shifts, No Downtime. We do what no other contractor can do.
A major petrochemical plant HDPE unit was experiencing loss of heat transfer efficiency on a vertical heat exchanger with 4700 tubes. Forced to conduct a quick turnaround over the period of just one week, almost 35% of the 4,700 tubes were fully plugged and the remaining tubes had a heavy residual polymer scale. No contractor had ever previously cleaned the tubes in this condition back to near design efficiency, let alone in less than one week.
Here’s how Hydrokinetics exceeded client expectations:
Utilized three Hydrokinetic units operating simultaneously
Operated equipment continuously for 24 hours a day
Unplugged and cleaned 1,950 tubes per shift on average
Reduced cleaning time to less than 3 shifts, from the proposed 13 shifts
A Texas-based service company, Hydrokinetics uses a patented sonic technology to address flow and heat-transfer issues worldwide for both onshore and offshore applications.
Hydrokinetics 801 Highway 146 North Texas City, TX 77590