ClinkerBuster is the innovative new system for the removal of “clinkers” in power plant boiler tubes. ClinkerBuster significantly reduces man-hours and risks to the boiler tubes without impacting the environment with hazardous materials.
In coal burning power plants the burning coal creates ash or slag which adheres to the sides of the boiler tubes. The larger formations are called “clinkers” and they can pose a serious threat to the power plant and to the plant employees. Clinkers can be removed in a variety of ways including flushing, probing and shotgun reduction. Shotgun reduction using traditional ammunition is tedious, consuming many man-hours and poses risks to the tubes. Impacting a boiler tube with a conventional round will result in a significant dent in that tube, occluding fluid flow and creating turbulence that will further restrict the working fluid throughput. If the tube if perforated, a catastrophic plant or boiler shut down will occur. Conventional ammunition is also lead based, a threat to both employees and the environment.
ClinkerBuster is unique. These 12 Gauge products break up clinkers safely, economically and in an environmentally green manner. Completely lead and hazardous material free, ClinkerBuster removes more material with each shot than conventional lead-based products. Quick and efficient removal lessens down-time, operator fatigue, tube denting, and man-hours.
ClinkerBuster products provide a higher level of safety to employees engaged in reducing accretions unlike conventional slug use. The proprietary material disinegrates upon impact and does not ricochet towards the user. Its ability to dessimate clinkers in fewer shots results in much less bodily fatigue or stress that often results in injury. Operator safe, fewer shots, faster and better clinker elimination; and an all around positive result for employees, the boiler tubes and overall plant production.