Tube Cleaners

All piping, heat exchangers, condensers, chillers, and boiler tubes accumulate scale over various periods of use. This scale decreases flow and mitigates heat transfer. This consequently increases fuel consumption which lowers overall efficiency. Learn more below.

Water-Driven Motors from Airetool

Water-Driven Motors

Water driven motors are used only in the overhead cleaning of vertical catalyst tubes.

Series 3000 Motors from Airetool

Series 3000 Motors

Motors for tube/pipe sizes larger than 5" ID are supplied with ribs or rib cage to center the motor in tube or pipe being cleaned.

Series 4000 Motors from Airetool

Series 4000 Motors

Motors for tube/pipe sizes larger than 5" ID are supplied with ribs or rib cage to center the motor in tube or pipe being cleaned.

Series 60 and 4000 Motors from Airetool

Series 60 & 4000 Motors

All Motors Include Shaft Crank

Type 1 Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Type 1 Gas Line Cleaners

Single Unit Heads
1/2" — 2-1/4" I.D. "Series 40"

Type 2 Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Type 2 Gas Line Cleaners

Single Unit Heads
1/2" — 2-1/8" I.D. "Series 30"

Type 3 Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Type 3 Gas Line Cleaners

Single Expansion "P" & "TC" Heads
1-1/2" — 7" I.D. for Straight Tubes and Drill Pipe

Type 4 Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Type 4 Gas Line Cleaners

Forward Swing Arm Heads
1-3/4" — 4-3/4" I.D. for Straight Tubes, Bent Tubes and Drill Pipe

Type 5 Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Type 5 Gas Line Cleaners

Self Feed Clip Type Wing Arm Heads
1-3/4" — 8-3/4" I.D. for Straight Tubes and Pipe

Condenser Cleaners from Airetool

Condenser Cleaners

Variable speed feature allows the operator to operate the shaft at a safe, comfortable speed for the condition of the tubes being cleaned. The lack of o-rings and coupler nut eliminates the risk of the coupler nut loosening and leaking water, leading to possible shaft damage.

Boiler Tube Cleaners from Airetool

Boiler Tube Cleaners

Tube Cleaners for Straight and Curved Tubes
Complete series of motors and heads available for tube sizes 1/2" to 13-1/4" (12.7 to 336.5 mm) I.D.

Midget Motors from Airetool

Midget Motors

For 1/2" — 1-3/8" I.D. Tubes

Gas Line Cleaners from Airetool

Gas Line Cleaners

Range: 3/4 to 1-1/2 in., 19.05 to 38.10 mm

Used successfully by gas utilities for cleaning old service lines before inserting new plastic and copper tubing. The thorough cleaning action of the barrel-shaped cutter head assures the removal of material that could cut or rupture the renewal tubing.

  • Renews gas service lines instead of replacing them
  • Complete kit consists of: motor, with an extra set of blades; head; lubricator; wire wound hose; spare cutters and a metal carrying case
  • Other sizes available on request
Drill Heads from Airetool

Drill Heads

Tube I.D. Range: 1/2" — 3-1/4" (12.7 — 82.5 mm)

Airetool drill heads are made from alloy steel for strength and durability. Drills can be used with extensions for larger tube I.D.’s as required.

Expanding Blade Type Head from Airetool

Expanding Blade Type Head

Tube I.D. Range: 1/2" — 4-1/2" (12.7 — 114.3 mm)

U-Joints from Airetool

U-Joints

10-32 — 7/8" N.C. Thread Combinations
For adapting cleaning heads to cleaning motors.

Adapters from Airetool

Adapters

These adapters are used to configure motors and heads in special applications where the standard Airetool offering does not match up on thread sizes.

Flexible Connections from Airetool

Flexible Connections

Use for connecting cleaning head to motor when cleaning tubes with short radius bends. Flexible connectors come complete with female/Female couplings in lengths from 4 — 14 inches (102 — 356mm)

Overhead Catalyst Cleaners from Airetool

Overhead Catalyst Cleaners

Overhead catalyst cleaner systems are specifically designed for the safe removal of spent catalyst from the top of the reactor tower. The system collects the catalyst carried by the exhaust air and discharges the spent catalyst into any suitable container.

  • Helps eliminate the danger of catalyst contacting the operator
  • Uses high-powered, high-performance air motor to remove catalyst quickly and efficiently
  • Cleaner systems are available for tubes from 1-3/16" up to 5" diameter (I.D.)
  • Specify tube size and gauge when ordering
Tube Cleaners Accessories from Airetool

Tube Cleaners Accessories

Accessories for Airetool tube cleaners, including foot valves, in-line lubricators, and ergonomic tool balancers.


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Clean tubes mean lower fuel costs.

Tube Cleaners from Airetool

A boiler tube showing extra fuel required due to scale of various thicknesses.

  • A — Scale 1/50 in. thick, approximately 5% additional fuel required.
  • B — Scale 1/25 in. thick, approximately 10% additional fuel required.
  • C — Scale 1/16 in. thick, approximately 15% additional fuel required.
  • D — Scale 1/8 in. thick, approximately 30% additional fuel required.
  • E — Scale 1/4 in. thick, approximately 66% additional fuel required.
  • F — Scale 1/2 in. thick, approximately 150% additional fuel required.

Tube Cleaners from Airetool

1/2 inch scale in 6 inch pipe, 1000 feet long, has a transfer capacity loss of 150 gallons per minute.

For selecting the proper Airetool tube cleaner components the following information is required:

  • Tube ID
  • Tube length
  • Type of deposit
  • Thickness of deposit
  • Straight or curved tube
  • If curved, the minimum bend radius (see charts)

Boiler tube cleaner applications include:

  • Oil field drill pipe renewal
  • Natural gas line renewal
  • Aluminum smelter siphon tube cleaning
  • Catalyst cleaners
  • Process line cleaning
  • Sugar Refinery Transfer line cleaning