This paper summarizes the present methods of heat exchanger tube cleaning in marine applications. The discussion includes experiences and results of manual condenser tube cleaning in electric utilities. NAVSHIP 0901-460-002, Chapters 9460.40 Cleanliness and 9460.41 Cleaning Seawater Side of Condensers are reviewed. The need to update the NAVSHIPS manual is stated. The conclusion includes the basic recommendations that marine condensers and heat exchangers be designed for efficient operation by allowing for use of water powered Conco tube cleaners in tube cleaning operations. Pitting and plugging of tubes can be stopped and corrected as the tubes are routinely cleaned with water powered metal spring steel tube cleaners. The present cost of oil dictates that the units tubes must be cleaned properly.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the San Digeo Section Meeting of SNAME, Sept. 1076. After May 1, 1977, Address for SNAME Documents: 1 World Trade Center, NEw York, NY 10048.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Saxon, G E
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM