Pipe Cleaning

Process pipe work in industry becomes corroded, scaled up or even totally blocked which reduces plant efficiency, even stopping production. A range of pressures between 500 & 3000bar can be used to clean pipes, depending on the type of deposit but 1000bar is a useful performance for a variety of cleaning tasks.

A special nozzle hugs the pipe wall, while the hose is rotated & fed into the pipe

Fixed or rotating nozzles with partially rearward facing jets create thrust which pulls the hose into the pipe. The spent water then flushes the debris to the open ended pipe. As pipe diameter increases, more flow is required to provide adequate flushing & nozzle centralisers are used with extension arms to keep the nozzle close to the pipe wall for maximum impact.

The Rotocar Cleaning system allows very long pipe runs with multiple bends to be cleaned from one end. A special unbalanced nozzle hugs the pipe wall while the hose is rotated & fed into the pipe.

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Benefits of Water Jetting

  • Pipe diameters from 10 to 1000mm plus can be cleaned
  • Any deposit can be removed e.g. scale, corrosion, process deposits & even concrete
  • The jetting process flushes debris back to the open ended pipe as the hose is withdrawn
  • Vertical pipes can be cleaned from top or bottom
  • Leaves a polished finish
  • Totally blocked pipes can be cleared
  • The Rotocar system allows virtually any diameter & length of pipe to be cleaned, irrespective of bends
  • Steel pipe can be cleaned to white metal if 2000-3000bar is used
  • Water jets will not damage or roughen the pipe surface
  • The pump is versatile & can be used for other cleaning/cutting or pressure testing applications