Ultrasonic Cleaning of Heat Exchangers

Our in-depth knowledge coupled with our commitment to reliable service enables us to offer cost-effective solutions to our clients, so you can enjoy great savings on your cooling bills for years to come.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

We first started using ultrasonics to clean heat exchangers that were impossible to clean with normal methods and exchangers that had difficult to reach areas. Responding to our customers requirements, we have a specific process for the cleaning of heat exchangers, industrial radiators and valves.

How ultrasonic cleaning works

The combination of chemical, heat, agitation and ultrasonic power in the right combination successfully removes industrial scale, calcium build up, varnishes, corrosion and other build up on tubes, in crevices, blind bolt holes and other cavities.

The process works by converting electrical energy through transducers into high frequency sound waves (ultrasonic energy). Tiny bubbles form and then implode on the part which lifts the contamination when used in combination with the mix of chemical, heat and agitation. 

That combination process is now documented in procedures that include the passivation and drying of the part.

When pressure testing is required such as with heat exchangers the procedure includes a NATA endorsed test procedure to AS 17025. 

Expected results from ultrasonic cleaning

The results are excellent, heat exchangers can be descaled with no damage to the parts. We can also descale other equipment such as:

  • Valves
  • Manifolds
  • Housings
  • Pipe-work
  • Condensers
  • Other parts

We use a multi-stage / multi tank process of cleaning, passivation and drying.

Benefits of the ultrasonic cleaning process

The two main advantages of the ultrasonic cleaning process over traditional methods are reduced labour costs (cheaper prices for our clients) and reduced detrimental effect on the environment in comparison to high water consumption, steam cleaning and the problems associated with contaminated water.

If you would like more information on any of our products or services, or would like to speak to one of our friendly team members, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are experts in the industry and can help you with anything you may need.