Convection Section Cleaning

A Smart Cleaning Service to Restore Fired Heater Performance

If your facility is experiencing an increase in stack temperature or reduced performance or output, it could be a sign of fired heater convection section fouling. When fouling occurs, it limits the thermal efficiency of the asset which results in an increase in fuel consumption as the heater must work harder to achieve the required results.

Tube Tech’s fired heater convection section cleaning service is a proven turnkey solution which guarantees to remove 90%+ fouling, restoring fired heater performance and reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

  • 90%+ clean guarantee
  • 2-5% increase in thermal efficiency*
  • Up to 15% reduction in CO2 emissions*
  • ROI within 2 months
  • Average* results reported by Tube Tech clients


“The service they provide, in my opinion, is second to none. Technically and technologically Tube Tech’s knowledge surpasses any company I have personally met that supplies this kind of service.”

Process Engineer

Major European Refinery

Technical Information

As a result of a comprehensive research and development programme, Tube Tech has developed a patented robotic cleaning system which is used by major petrochemical and refining plants around the world. On average, our clients report a 3-5% increase in thermal efficiency and up to 15% reduction in CO2 emissions.

The robotic system can access even the most difficult-to-reach convection banks. It is remotely controlled by an experienced technician and the engineered lance penetrates deep between each tube row to remove the toughest fouling.

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Key features include:

Smart digital sensors

Automatically adjusts water pressure to deliver cleaning results whilst protecting asset materials. The robot also adjusts to warped tubes.

Adjustable lance and track

The robot can access every row of a convection bank regardless of size. As it is remotely mounted, there is no need for man entry so cleaning can be completed safely.


The robot is pre-programmed with asset information prior to arrival on-site, saving valuable time and ensuring that cleaning is precise and thorough.

Records images and videos

An HD camera records footage of the cleaning taking place and identifies any blockages or areas of concern. These can be used for reporting purposes and future fired heater maintenance planning.


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