Industries we serve

Food and Drink

RGL have developed a number of cleaning processes that utilise ultra-high-pressure water to serve the food and beverage industry. Most food and drink production plants have planned outages, but conventional maintenance routines or interventions often do not overcome the problems associated with breakdowns. Issues can be caused by blocked pipes, clogged vessels and mixers or heat exchangers. This often means that they are running well below full effectiveness.

RGL has worked with chocolate, snack and biscuit manufacturers, dairy product processors, distilleries and soft drinks producers throughout the UK and applied UHP water jetting to solve some tricky cleaning challenges.

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Tank & Vessel Cleaning

Tank and vessels are full of tough to reach areas, fortunately, our high pressure (up to 1500bar) water tank jetting heads rotate on their own axis to remove hard compounds and provide a thorough clean, without the need for operatives to enter these confined spaces.

Our water jet tank and vessel cleaning services are available for all types of industrial process plant, even food or medical grade tank systems.

Avoid manned entry cleaning and protect your workforce from unnecessary dangers. We offer a fast and efficient service, ensuring your equipment is quickly restored to optimum working capacity with minimal downtime during the cleaning process.

Tank, Vessel and Column Cleaning
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Heat Exchanger Cleaning

Heat exchangers and condenser tube bundles slowly become less efficient because of the build-up of scale or by-product. They need careful cleaning because they are fragile and expensive tube materials. Drilling or mechanical cleaning techniques can deform or even split the tubes. The use of chemical cleaning is very often not an option in a food production environment. UHP water jetting using just clean potable water is therefore a very practical solution to these problems.

We can either clean heat exchangers on site or we can provide facilities for accepting and cleaning exchangers at our head office in Southampton – usually with a very fast turnaround to keep outages to a minimum.

Some of our toughest challenges to date:

  • Removal of Hard, caramelised burnt on milk in vertical stainless steel heat exchangers used for making UHT milk, soft cheeses and other dairy products.
  • Clearing vertical tubes in a heat exchanger column, fully blocked with lime scale.
Heat Exchanger & Tube Bundle Cleaning
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Pipeline Cleaning

Our Rotoream™ pipeline cleaning machine is often deployed to clean long lengths of production pipeline with multiple bends, usually where a blockage has occurred or there has been a mechanical malfunction.

One of our soft drink manufacturers asked us to overcome the problem of a failed seal which had let food grade grease into a very long and complicated production ring main. Our specialist equipment was able to remove all traces of the grease to leave a perfectly clean inner tube.

Another client did not want to access the pipe network over their food production areas and our Rotoream™ machine was able to clear the blockage from a maintenance point outside the production area – once again this involved negotiating long lengths of pipes with multiple bends.

Pipeline Cleaning & Blockage Removal

Supplying expert services for expert customers

Great work can only come from great partnerships. Here are just a few of the amazing customers that have challenged us to find a water jetting solution, and we've delivered.

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RGL are your interface between water jetting technology and the job to be done. If you’ve been tasked with a project that could do with our help we would love to hear all about it.

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