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Boiler Tube Cleaning Services

Regular boiler cleaning can increase the efficiency rate of your entire plant’s infrastructure. Thorough cleaning can preserve the materials inside the cylindrical surface, reduce fuel consumption and extend the tube’s life.

Different boiler tube cleaning methods may be employed based on whether you have a firetube or watertube boiler. When cleaning firetube pipes, industrial companies use soot blowers, often adding environmentally friendly equipment like scrubbers before removing the soot inside the pipes.

With water boiler tubes, boiler tube cleaning methods can include brushes, hoses and other equipment. Water tubes have bends throughout their structure and scales that need removal, making boiler cleaning more of a challenge. Technicians will often use water treatment to clean the scale deposits.

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What Is Industrial Boiler Tube Cleaning?

Industrial boiler tube cleaning aims to safely remove all deposits from inside the boiler tubes. In higher-pressure boilers, copper and magnetite are removed. Hard adherent scales like calcium carbonate are generally removed in low-pressure boilers.

Alkaline cleaning solutions composed of a surfactant and trisodium phosphate are often employed before boiler cleaning. These solutions eradicate oil-based compounds from tube surfaces and clear away materials that may interfere with the boiler cleaning chemicals and deposits.

Why Would You Need Boiler Cleaning? 

Regular industrial boiler tube cleaning will improve your boiler’s economic and technical performance, lower operating costs and fuel consumption and promote longer heating system life.

Annual boiler tube cleaning will dissolve and remove the rust, magnesium, calcium and other deposits while keeping your boiler’s components safe. 

Why Should You Come to EAI to Clean Your Boiler Tubes?

Environmental Alternatives, Inc. (EAI) uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to deliver customized solutions for your requirements. Since 1989, our team has been committed to ensuring optimal safety and productivity by providing quality turnkey industrial plant cleaning services.

With many reoccurring customers throughout New England and the Northeastern U.S., the EAI Industrial Cleaning Team has been successful in supporting outage and shutdown projects for various applications. Our client list includes leading industrial companies, federal government agencies and private and public energy utilities. We have cleaned a wide range of different boilers, conveyor belts, oven interiors and components.

In all cases, dry ice blast cleaning has proved to be a viable alternative to other cleaning methods to remove carbon deposits, flux, weld splatter, urethanes, plastics, general surface grime and other materials.

Benefits of investing in boiler tube cleaning services from EAI include:

  • Highly efficient cleaning capabilities.
  • No confined space entry required.
  • Decreased hazard exposure.
  • Precise tube indexing.


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Regularly cleaning your boiler will help you get the most out of its performance. Doing so can ensure it continues operating at maximum efficiency for as long as possible.

If you’re interested in industrial boiler tube cleaning services, look no further than EAI. Reach out to us online to learn more about our boiler tube cleaning methods or get yours serviced today.
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