High Volume Hydroblasting –
Big Pump

We are recognized as the leading service contractor for automated boiler and air pre-heater cleaning.

We Match Your Plant-Specific Needs

Our experts engineer each job to match your plant-specific requirements with an unmatched ability for speed and safety.  We designed and built our automated on-line deslagging process to minimize downtime. We are focused on our results and your bottom line so we work with your team every step of the way to provide upfront planning, schedule compression and cost-tracking to maximize efficiency.

Top of the Line High Volume Pumps

Our high volume pumps (up to 2,250 HP, 1,200 GPM and 10,000 PSI each), automated equipment and experienced personnel tackle the most demanding cleaning projects safely and efficiently to reduce your costs and yield the most effective results possible.

Equipment

  • High Energy Pumping Units rated up to 2,250 HP
  • Pressure up to 10,000 PSI
  • Flow up to 1,200 GPM
  • Multiple Automated Tools
  • Robotic Cleaning Systems
  • Automated On-line Boiler De-slag Cleaning
  • High Volume Air Pre-Heater Cleaning

After the coils were cleaned [by Thompson with their Big Pump and automated equipment] during the turnaround, the superheat steam temperature increased from 715 deg F to 820 deg F. The plant is no longer limited on boiler feedwater flow and the reduced fuel consumption saves us approximately $327,974 annually.

High Volume Hydroblasting “Big Pump”

After the coils were cleaned [by Thompson with their Big Pump and automated equipment] during the turnaround, the superheat steam temperature increased from 715 deg F to 820 deg F. The plant is no longer limited on boiler feedwater flow and the reduced fuel consumption saves us approximately $327,974 annually.

Process Engineer, Ammonia Plant

Benefits

  • High volume – 1,200 GPM & 8,500 PSI pumps to 2,250 HP
  • Maximized efficiency
  • Compressed schedule
  • Reduced hazard exposure
  • Custom designed tracking system
  • Multiple custom-engineered high volume pumps
  • Nozzle placement & selection customized to each boiler

Applications

  • Smelt Bed Removal
  • Air Pre-Heater Cleaning
  • Suction (Couch) Roll Cleaning
  • Large Diameter Pipe and Sewer Flushing
  • Evaporator Cleaning
  • On-Line Clinker Removal
  • Non-Entry Vessel and Tank Cleaning
  • Boiler Gas Path Cleaning (Water Walls, Superheater, and Economizers)

Case Study

Problem

Smelt bed removal from recovery boiler at major Midwestern paper mill.

Solution

Thompson’s high volume hydroblasting with big pump.

Result

The cleaning was completely faster than any other method or provider had been able to prior. The customer noted that this decanting style bottom is not something that can usually be cleaned in 12 hours or less, stating, “it has been my experience working with the Big Pump technology that to accomplish the final cleaning in 12 hours most owners have pumped the smelt pools. I have no issue with not pumping smelt, but everyone should be prepared for duration longer than 12 hours. If it can be cleaned in 12 hours, I would bet on Big Pump to be the technology that can do it.”

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