Tube Tech International Ltd. (TTIL), a cleaning and inspection solutions provider within the oil and gas industry, has launched its next-generation cleaning robot capable of eradicating more than 90% of heat exchanger fouling.
The new robotic technology, developed as a result of an extensive research and development programme, is the first of its kind in the industry. A defining feature is the systems ability to record videos and images of blockages, concerns and the cleaning taking place whilst automatically adjusting to warped tubes.
The robot can be programmed with information supplied by the customer, creating a visual representation of the bundle for TTIL technicians to utilize before gaining access to the site. This information is used to select the best cleaning process, which can be pre-programmed into the robot, saving time onsite.
The robot is able to bring assets back to original design thermal efficiency regardless of the level of fouling, reducing CO2 emissions.