Short packing life is typically the #1 sootblower maintenance problem. Our retracts have the longest packing life of any retractable sootblower due to the stability of the four-roller carriage platform and superior packing technology. In addition, the patented Seal PackTM live loaded packing system is standard on our retracts allowing for quick and easy packing replacement via a pre-loaded cartridge, rather than stacking packing rings by hand, saving both time and money by maintenance personnel.
Clyde Bergemann retracts are also the leader in cleaning performance. Using the most effective cleaning nozzle on the market, striking power is maximized using a minimal amount of blowing media. Every retract comes standard with the industry leading multiple progressive helix indexing system. By indexing inside the gearbox using a clutch, we eliminate problems such as pinion and gear rack failure found in other systems.
Additional standard features you will only find on Clyde Bergemann retracts include the hot dipped galvanized housing, externally adjustable poppet valve, and NEMA 4X Junction Box.
For the ultimate housing protection, with the industries only lifetime warranty, the RS canopy is hot dipped galvanized providing superior corrosion resistance.
The Poppet Valve incorporates an externally adjustable seat and pressure disc, which allows precise, on-line setting of blowing pressures, and eliminates the need for a lock out / tag out when adjusting blowing pressure.
Each retract is supplied with an integral NEMA 4X stainless steel junction box, complete with terminals strip, push buttons and rotary disconnect that meet the demanding environment of a boiler house.