Newsroom - Feb 7, 2024

IGS Tube Tech Launches Mark 7 Convection Section Cleaning Rover

tube tech robot on convection section tubes

Mark 7 Rover System Launched

Tube Tech, an IGS solution and the leader in premium cleaning and inspection solutions for oil and gas, petrochemical and agrochemical plants, is pleased to announce the launch of its Mark 7 fired heater convection section cleaning rover. The new system is capable of remotely eradicating more than 90% of fouling from convection banks.

Developed by Tube Tech’s R&D team based in Rayleigh, Essex (UK), the new system holds two patents including the wheel system and the baffle and traverse system which allows the rover to crawl over intermediate tube support plates and across tubes, requiring fewer access points and enhancing its ability to access hard-to-reach areas.

The new automated rover uses cutting-edge lidar technology for distance sensing and detects blockages or obstructions. Live HD footage provides the operator with real-time feedback from within the convection bank providing an accurate representation of its condition and any areas of concern. Images and videos can also be used for reporting and analysis.

“We have been developing the Mark 7 rover to be the safest, most effective and intelligent system on the market capable of restoring convection section efficiency to design standards,” Derek Sumsion, R&D Manager at Tube Tech explained. “Becoming part of the IGS portfolio of solutions has provided us with access to broader spectrum of advance technologies and expertise which has made the development of this system possible.”

Scott Donson, VP – International Business Development and Technical Operations at Tube Tech, commented:

“The launch of the Mark 7 rover indicates a significant step-change in heat transfer efficiency solutions and provides facilities with a much safer, effective, smarter, and sustainable fouling removal service.”

Register for the Webinar

We are hosting a live webinar and Q&A session on March 7th, 2024, at 1 pm GMT, providing an in-depth exploration of the new system and its capabilities. Sign up to watch the event live or on-demand: