The Most Powerful and Efficient Way of Removing Contaminants
One of B&W’s most popular services, AquaLazing is the environmentally conscious, effective service used to clean piping and other plant components of mill scale, construction debris and process deposits using only water.
B&W’s AquaLazing service is an advanced, high-pressure water jetting process that can effectively clean piping systems of mill-scale, construction debris and process deposits. In addition to piping systems, AquaLazing can be used to clean other critical plant components which can become contaminated with water or process deposits.
B&W Energy has developed the most advanced AquaLazing equipment available, based on sound engineering practices and years of experience managing and performing AquaLazing work. At the heart of the AquaLazing process is a robust high-pressure (15,000 psi) diesel-driven pump. Our AquaLazing services differ from standard hydrolazing technologies because our high-pressure pump unit is fully enclosed in a 78db-rated noise-suppressing container. This allows minimal disruption to surrounding work activities. High-pressure water is then transferred to a hose rotary device. The high-pressure rotating hose is fed through an advancing device, which controls the feed rate necessary to conduct the required cleaning. A specially designed high-pressure nozzle conducts the cleaning and moves debris out of the cleaned system.
On many projects, high-quality water availability and environmental regulations can present clients with a unique challenge for pre-commissioning cleaning. B&W helps mitigate these problems by offering additional services to supplement the AquaLazing process. Portable demineralized water units can be supplied to feed the AquaLazing pump with high-quality water if required on critical systems. Tanks and filtration equipment can be incorporated into the process to capture all effluent generated during the cleaning process. Deposits can be filtered out, and the captured water can be recycled back through the high-pressure pump.
AquaLazing can be used as a primary method for cleaning or in conjunction with other B&W Energy Service’s pre-commissioning cleaning services, such as Steam Blowing and Air Blowing, to help reduce overall cleaning times and associated costs. In many cases, AquaLazing can also be applied to piping systems typically requiring Chemical Cleaning to achieve the same cleanliness level, at reduced costs and with zero environmental impact. Drying of cleaned systems followed by the application of a corrosion inhibitor can be accomplished to facilitate cleaning systems ahead of schedule and ensure systems are ready for start-up.