This is the most revolutionary cleaning technology, introduced in 1988, pioneered, developed, and refined for the North American market with the arrival of the water cannon, this technology has displaced conventional wall blowers or water lances as the best available technology for furnace cleaning performance.
The latest generation of water cannon technology is able to outperform any other furnace cleaning method available today. Using the principle of cross-furnace cleaning where a robotically controlled water jet is transmitted across the firebox to the opposite or adjacent walls, it efficiently and cost-effectively can clean up to 90% of the furnace water walls. Only four units are needed for most standard boiler geometries. Conventional wallblower systems typically achieve less than 20%, with water lance systems less than 40%.
The Clyde Bergemann water cannon uses the most severe-duty and advanced position control system available. Power servo-motor driven x and y axes control the lance position precisely, while lance-mounted absolute positioning resolvers determine the exact location of the lance independently eliminating targeting errors. Specially designed aluminum profile interlocking frames house all components securely, eliminating opportunity for ash and coal dust in the mechanism.