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This video shows an operation of internal cleaning, performed
Fluid s.r.l., of a new piping for the distribution of
engine oil inside the plant of a leading car manufacturer. The
need was to remove any manufacturing residue that could
contaminate the oil and end up accidentally downstream of the
filters and therefore the engine. The cleaning operation has
provided for the repeated firing of different Complex
projectiles that, thanks to their flexibility and surface
porosity, can handle without problems the most tortuous paths
and width diameter narrowing in the presence of welds by
effectively removing particles of differing sizes.
The projectiles were gradually analyzed to measure the amount of residue removed up to determine the time at which the operation had reached the desired result, according to the specification indicated by the customer. In this case, the maximum limit was in 1mg\linear meter of particulate. In all sections there have been reported results below this limit. At the conclusion of the work, it was still performed a final flushing with oil in turbulent flow; this oil, taken at the end of the line, was analyzed, confirming the results already achieved by ALKA projectiles.
In this movie you can see a cleaning demnstration of an
hydraulic tube to be processed then for use in the automotive
The particles visible in the video, as well as other processing residues, often are not ejected by a simple washing and remain attached to the wall of the pipe during all the processing phases and eventually still remaining in the finished product, which will then be mounted. The following detachment of these particles can put at great risk the reliability of the components installed on the same system.
In this video you can see how easily it was possible to clean
the supply lines carrying the oil from the tank to the engine
of the ship. The pipelines have an internal diameter of 80 mm
and a length of about 100 m from the very rough and shaped
route with curves of 90° and various segments welded together.
After the laying of this pipeline, it’s important to clean the
inside to remove the residues of welding. Before using the
system Compri Tube Clean, the solution was to let circulate
gas oil within the pipe for 30 days, so that its action
removed the maximum quantity of residues. With Compri Tube
Clean system there were sufficient a couple of hours of work
and the use of 9 projectiles that gradually removed the
welding residues to return a satisfactory result.
From the analysis performed in the laboratory, there was showed that the cleaning performed with Compri Tube Clean system returned a better result than the traditional flushing with gas oil and allowed saving time and really huge amounts of product.