New tubes
For producers of new tubes (rods or coils), this system enables you to drastically increase the quality of the finished product since it can be used to remove shavings, soot, or product residue from pickling which, if not removed, leaves a greasy deposit at the bottom of the tube which is difficult to remove subsequently, when it dries.


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Hydraulics - Pneumatics
In hydraulic systems it is very important not to have any kind of slag inside the circuit, even the smallest particles suspended in the oil can damage pumps, valves or cause a premature saturation of the filters. This system enables you to check and remove any residue traces in the tubes, from metal shavings to rubber dusts, enabling you also to verify the correct mix and vulcanization of the flexible tubes before using; this also contributes to speeding up the plant’s start up phase.

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Piping - Technical gases - Clima
Before using new tubes, both flexible and stiff, these may contain production residue such as grease or dusts that can contaminate the product flowing through them. Also dangerous fragments stuck to the inner walls are often not easily removed with just a rinse with fluids or compressed air, but only in subsequent phases to its use, damaging the more delicate components of the system. It is possible to degrease piping for liquid oxygen or air conditioners and in this case you save up to 80% nitrogen and rapidly clean the split lines
.
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Food - Chemical - Pharma
The main advantage in this field is the considerable reduction in waste, because you have the possibility to recover residue product at the end of the different production cycles before rinsing out. In this way it is possible to recover considerable quantities of good, sellable product and at the same time operate a mechanical pre-wash that effectively removes product residue stuck to the tube walls or in the system’s curves, which a simple fluid wash might not remove completely. The system can be used also for sanitization of tubes, by soaking the projectile with disinfectant products, combining thus mechanical and chemical action.
Transport
In the Automotive, Aerospace, Railway or Naval sector interest is expressed at 360°, because each of these vehicles contains various devices that all work thanks to tubes of various kinds and these need to be extremely clean. From hydraulic and pneumatic movement systems to sanitary tubes, air conditioning systems, fuel injection tubes, braking systems, power steering, etc... This system enables you to carry out an accurate but fast quality control of the purchased tubes, ensuring an elevated and homogenous qualitative standard, obtaining maximum reliability and consequently maximum safety.
Maintenance
In maintenance there can be a number of uses for which ALKA has proved to be incredibly useful and effective; depending on the kind of residue to remove you can obtain excellent results in the least time and at a cost that has no comparison with traditional techniques. This applies to both general systems with tubes of various lengths that, for example, don’t need to be dismantled, as well as single components such as a tube bundle heat exchanger
, especially if U shaped.