Does your plant need to be cleaned quickly and effectively? BUCHEN-ICS specialises in removing all kinds of unwanted deposits using its cleaning-in-place systems – no matter whether the work is needed on the inside or outside of the plants. This stationary chemical cleaning process avoids the time-consuming work of having to dismantle plant parts and can be deployed during turnarounds as well as for projects involving the building, retrofitting or demolition of processing plants. We only work with high quality chemicals from specialist manufacturers. Each cleaning process is carefully selected to meet the exact requirements of the plant. Moreover, we organise the transport and professional treatment of all neutralised materials generated by the cleaning process.
Restoring and improving the efficiency of machinery – without having to first dismantle the parts
The removal of unwanted deposits (e.g. limescale, rust, oils, fats, product or incineration residue, different types of organic residue such as microorganisms, hydrocarbons, polymers) that have been generated during operations or by chemical reactions, in e.g.:
all types of plate or tubular heat exchangers, standalone and interconnected
heating and cooling systems
product pipe lines
vessels and tanks
Restoring the condition of surfaces e.g. in newly built high carbon or premium steel plants
This work is performed during the following scenarios: e.g. once the welding and installation work has been completed on a newly built plant, we then clean and restore the structure of the surface by using degreasing, pickling and passivating processes to remove any weld scale, mill scale, heat tint and foreign particles. What’s more, we can also use our chemical etching processes to completely remove an unwanted layer of metal from the surface of another material, e.g. dezincification.
Using P&IDs and 3D flow diagrams, we draw up a bespoke schedule and concept for carrying out chemical cleaning, decontamination and/or degassing work in your plant during a turnaround or for a project involving the building, retrofitting or demolition of one of your facilities.
Sludge, used flush liquid and product residue can be cleaned until they are pH-neutral so that they can be sent on for professional waste management treatment.
A mobile laboratory is set up at the site to measure the relevant parameters and monitor and document the progress of the cleaning process:
other company-owned or external tests and measurements depending on the process
The pipe lines, vessels and fittings often need to be dried after the chemical process. A mobile, fully automated compressed air dryer is a reliable alternative here – especially for small fittings and sensitive hydraulic systems. The dryer consists of adsorption chambers that automatically regenerate themselves. An activated carbon filter is added to the dryer when it is used to dry oxygen systems.
Oil flushing services for hydraulic pipe systems
Your hydraulic pipe systems must operate safely and efficiently over a long period of time no matter what loads they must bear. It is, therefore, essential that the systems work perfectly before they are started up. We ensure that your hydraulic pipe systems are in good working order by flushing them with hydraulic oil following the pickling process. We take all necessary measurements throughout the process in line with NAS-Kl DIN 1638 (purity class) regulations.