The most effective industrial cleaning options

21 August 2015
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Industrial cleaning is a tough job due to the cost implications, chemicals used, and other complexities associated with access and safety. To guarantee cost-effectiveness, environmental friendliness, safety and cleanliness, choosing the best solution is critical. There are many cleaning solutions available to the industrial clientele. However, the most effective based on cost, effectiveness and safety are:

  1. High-pressure water jetting. Using a high-pressure water jet, this solution is one of the most popular in an industrial setting. One advantage of the use of pressurized water is the low cost based on cheap cleaning agent. However, these costs can escalate in complex industrial set-ups that employ pressure sensitive piping and expensive sensor-based equipment. High-pressure water jetting is widely preferred due to its small environmental footprint, ease of use and the fast recovery time between closure of the installation for cleaning and resumption of operations. High-pressure water jetting is common in industrial scenarios depicting tanks, process pipes, fan assemblies, paving, concrete surfaces and heat exchangers.
  2. Chemical cleaning. Using special chemical cleaning agents that act on waste material and other impurities without affecting the industrial equipment, this is one of the most effective industrial cleaning solutions. Although chemical cleaning is also expensive and sometimes time consuming, the effectiveness of this cleaning solution make it a favourite in complex chemical and metalwork industries that need specialized cleaning solutions. However, the main disadvantage of chemical cleaning is a negative impact on the environment. Some of the chemical agents used in this cleaning solution have catastrophic impacts on the environment especially if they leak or spill. Chemical cleaning is common in boilers and turbine scenarios, heat exchangers, condensers, desalination units, compressors and process lines.
  3. Vacuum loading. Using either positive displacement or liquid ring vacuum systems, this industrial cleaning solution offers one of the best options of getting rid of dust, debris and liquids from confined spaces. Although this cleaning solution works best in confined spaces, it has the smallest environmental footprint, making it the most environmentally-friendly. Therefore, vacuum loading works well in sensitive industrial applications such as cleaning water ponds, lagoons and pits or tanks housing fragile material that are prone to contamination.
  4.  Robotic cleaning. Although this industrial cleaning option is an advanced form of manual cleaning that employs brushes and scrubbers, the reduced need for manned entry makes it suitable for many industrial scenarios. Some industries incorporate corrosive and poisonous chemicals in their processes making remotely operated and semi-autonomous cleaning platforms useful. Other industrial cleaning scenarios require sterile operating environments that human and chemical cleaners cannot guarantee. Although robotic cleaning is expensive, it is the most effective option for cleaning nuclear reactors, centrifuges, sophisticated electronic laboratories and specialized military applications.

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