1 - May the projectile jam inside the tube?
may jam inside the tube in the following cases:
2 - Can I clean a clogged pipe?
pipe should not be completely blocked. There must be at
least a minimum passage of air to propel the projectile
along the tube.
3 - Can I clean pipes with blends, fittings and welding?
projectile was specially built to survive to pipelines full
of curves, even of 90°, coils, fitting or welding (in the
latter case, the projectile also will clean the residue from
4 - Can I clean T and Y shaped deviations?
Yes, but you must choose to shot the projectile from the right side: It's always necessary to force the projectile to travel on one way, closing one of the two branches to make it turning to the other and vice versa.
In the T shaped deviations always shoot "downwards", while in the Y shaped deviations, always "upwards.
5 - Can I clean branching pipes?
Yes, it is possible as long as you know exactly the shape of the pipe. The projectile is not intelligent and cannot choose the direction to take. We must address it in the correct direction, closing the branches where we do not want it to go. The projectile must travel in a pipe that has always only one inlet and only one outlet.
6 - Can the projectile damage the internal side of the pipe?
Superhard, Complex and Food&Flex projectiles can’t
damage the internal wall of the pipe.
7 - Is there a maximum length that the projectile can travel?
projectile can travel a potentially infinite length. It
depends only on the amount of air available to constantly
push the projectile along the entire length of tube that can
be even several kilometres long.
8 - Can the projectile travel through the valves?
if the valve, when open, lets the tube completely cleared,
as in the case of the ball valve.
is the pressure required to operate the system?
To properly operate, it's sufficient to have a pressure of 6-8 bar, as provided by most common commercial air compressors. More important is the amount of air-flow available, not the pressure itself. We recommend a hose with min. 8-10mm I.D. to be connected to the pistol and, for tubes with I.D. bigger than 30mm, a 13mm I.D. air hose.
10 - May the projectile break?
may break only in rare cases, particularly in cases where
inside the tube there are projections, sharp burr or defect
that could break it. In this case, however, the projectile
sends back important information on the state of the pipe.
11 - Can I use chemicals?
projectile may be soaked in a chemical product (detergent,
disinfectant, degreaser, lubricant, etc.) to increase its
cleaning power or to use it as a tool for treating the
inside of the tube. It’s sufficient to soak the projectile
into the product and shoot it without having to fill the
whole pipeline. Make sure that the product is compatible
with the projectile and that it does not weaken its
structure. If the product is not compatible, the projectile
may swell or weaken and also breaks.
May the system be supplied only with compressed air?
system can be used with compressed air or other inert gases
such as Nitrogen or CO2.
Can I use it only on smooth and round pipes?
projectile fits to the internal shape of the pipe and can be
used on oval and square section tubes with the inside lined,
May the projectile be reused several times?
Yes, depending on the state in which the projectile is after the first shot, it can be reused more times. The projectile, especially if large, can also be washed and washed again and thus be reused. The important thing is that its structure and shape are intact.