Power Generating Plants

Cleaning Services for Safety, Efficiency, Sustainability & Compliance

USA DeBusk meets the cleaning needs of power generating plants with industrial cleaning services that deliver not only operational and cost efficiencies, but also enhanced safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance.

We offer proven solutions for all types of facilities, both union and non-union, including steam, cogeneration, and nuclear.

Outage support features include:

Cost tracking and daily spend updates
Pre-shift and post-shift outage meetings with progress reports
Safety Manager and certified confined space rescue teams
Site-specific health and safety plans
Versatile equipment, including pumps up to 2,500 hp that are easily convertible to meet the flows and pressures required for air preheater, economizer and boiler cleaning

Applications & Services

Vertical/Primary elements and economizer
Precipitator and hopper cleaning
Tubular style air preheater cleaning
Rotating air preheater (RAPH) cleaning
Stationary air preheater cleaning
Scrubber cleaning
Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) cleaning
Boiler washing/furnace cleaning
Exchanger/condenser brushing and scraping
Economizer cleaning
Exchanger/condenser cleaning
On-line boiler clinker deslagging
Cooling tower basin cleaning
Camera inspection
Complete decommissioning services
Online hydro blasting
Online vacuum services
Custom chemical cleaning with circulation for boiler tubes & steam condensers
Vacuum services
Hydro blasting
Tank cleaning
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Safety is our first priority, from initial planning through outage completion.

We develop a project-specific safety plan that includes both customer and USA DeBusk guidelines. Our processes incorporate automated technologies to reduce risks to personnel.

Our safety culture extends throughout the organization, with active participation from senior management. Each project has a dedicated safety manager and certified confined space rescue team.

Safety trackable QR codes on each USA DeBusk employee’s ID badge links to cloud-based records of certifications and training, allowing customers to check the status of any employee in real time.

Service Highlights

Our outage solutions include these advanced technologies and services.

Vertical/Primary Elements and Economizer

Water-driven BJV heads
10,000 psi, 605 to 2,500 hp pumps
50 to 300 gpm
Cable across boiler
Automation protects employees and and maximizes cleanliness

Precipitator & Hopper Cleaning

Correct fan spray firehose nozzles prevent electrode damage
Vacuum clear hoppers and hydro blast blockages
2-D head clean panels with hardened materials
Grit blast/dry clean precipitators
Ice blast wires/plates; dry method for electrical connections

Air Preheater Cleaning (Tubular Style)

Automated 2XLTC and 3XLTC
2-D nozzle cleaning
Various tube diameters and lengths
Automated technology improves cleaning efficiency and consistency for each tube
USAD air preheater

RAPH/Stationary APH Cleaning

Ljungstrom and Rothemule types
Automated technology improves cleaning efficiency and consistency
High volume (up to 100 gpm), low pressure (up to 3,000 psi)
Vacuum air heater tops and duct work post wash
Wash top down only needed
Hydro lance air heater drains
VSD for wheel rotational control
Run heads on both sides of APH for efficiency

Scrubber Cleaning (FDG Units)

Automated 2-D and 3-D hydro blast and vacuum absorber and recycle tanks
Hydro blast mist eliminator panels
Hydro blast cone room
Clean ring neck header
Clean sparger
Clean all stages of absorber internals, including nozzles

SCR Cleaning

Blow down all bulk from beams top level
Place plastic
Vacuum after screen removal
Vacuum after catalyst removal
Ice blast internals once catalyst is removed

Boiler Washing/Furnace Cleaning

10,000 psi, 605 to 2,250 hp pumps
50 to 300 gpm
Automated systems manage dwell times for heavy pluggage
Remove slag and debris from eyebrows, monkeys, wingwall, roof pendants, water walls, and downdraft

Evaporator/Condenser Cleaning

Variety of methodologies, including Stiff Lance, Flex Lance, Controlled-Volume Pigging, 2XLTC, and 3XLTC
Hands-free automated technology for safety, efficiency, and consistency