Water Jet System Cuts Tube Cleaning Time
NLB has introduced the Saflex 3000, a semi-automated water jet system that cleans tube bundles much more productively than manual methods and has wireless remote controls that let the operator stand well clear of the action. The system cleans three tubes at once, on both the in and out strokes, and typically cleans 100 tubes in less than three hours compared to 16 hours for manual water jetting.
The Saflex 3000 operates at pressures up to 40,000 psi (2,800 bar), simultaneously inserting three flexible lances into tubes with an X-Y positioning device. The flex lances can go around bends as needed, with adjustable stroke lengths to suit bundles of different lengths. With a simple hose change, the system can clean tubes ranging from 4 mm to 15 mm in diameter. No hose reel is needed.
The Saflex 3000 is one of a family of automated and semi-automated tube bundle cleaning accessories available from NLB Corp., a leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet productivity. NLB manufactures a full line of quality water jetting systems and accessories for contractor and industrial uses, including tube bundle and tank cleaning, product removal, surface preparation, pavement stripe and rubber removal, concrete hydrodemolition, concrete and pipe cutting, and more.