Industrial Cleaning Success Stories

MPW’s automated lance improves safety and efficiency of boiler cleaning

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem An energy-from-waste plant in the Midwest faced the challenge of hiring an industrial cleaning partner that could improve the safety and efficiency of boiler-cleaning processes during outages. Previous contractors encountered malfunctions and failures with their pumps in previous attempts to clean the boiler. This led to delays that interrupted other […]

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Emphasis on safety leads to development of MPW’s RB X-40

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem An Ohio coal-fired power plant faced safety and efficiency concerns when cleaning fly ash from duct work.The ducts, which are 12 feet wide and 12 to 14 feet high, present all the safety and productivity challenges of confined space work. The fly ash buildup ranged from 2 feet to 8 […]

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Remote-vacuuming technology makes white liquor tank cleaning safer, more efficient

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem When a Virginia pulp and paper mill accepted bids to clean its white liquor tank, it was looking for a contractor with the innovative capabilities to conceive and apply a procedure to increase the speed and effectiveness of the clean while also removing workers from entering the potentially dangerous setting. […]

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MPW’s improvements lead to savings for Southeastern pulp and paper facility

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem A Florida pulp and paper mill faced a complicated, dangerous process to clean its power boiler during scheduled outages. Previous efforts to clean the boiler included manual water jetting from scaffolding, which posed a safety risk to workers below due to the potential for falling debris. Solution The Operations team […]

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MPW’s record of safety, efficiency exceeds standards of Ohio steelmaker

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem In 2012, a Northern Ohio steelmaker’s former primary industrial-cleaning contractor reported numerous OSHA-recordable incidents, causing countless losses in man-hours and plant efficiency. Further, the facility was seeking an industrial cleaning company that would complete its work with greater levels of quality and efficiency. The steel producer didn’t need to look […]

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Technology Leads to Superior Cleaning Case Study

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem A global polymer producer located in Ohio sought to improve the annual outage cleaning of its heat exchangers. Historically, industrial cleaning contractors hand lanced the heat exchanger tubes, servicing four to six exchangers per night for two weeks to fit within the outage schedule. But often, multiple heat exchangers would […]

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Automation leads to safer, faster cleaning of evaporator tubes at ethanol refinery

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem An inherent problem with high-pressure water blasting is that operators run the risk of severe body lacerations due to inadvertent contact with the powerful jet stream. To mitigate the operation of hand-held blasters during a cleaning procedure at an ethanol refinery in Indiana, the refinery reached out to industrial cleaning […]

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MPW delivers safety and efficiency upgrades through automated technology

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem Seeking to ensure both high-quality, consistent industrial cleaning and the best available options in safety and efficiency, an Ohio chemical manufacturing facility requested bids from industrial cleaning contractors specializing in automated tooling. The plant selected MPW Industrial Services from a multitude of options, based on MPW’s history of results and […]

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MPW air heater maintenance reduces waste and downtime at Pennsylvania plant

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem One of America’s largest power generation and retail electricity businesses, located in Western Pennsylvania, faced the challenge of cleaning the company’s air heaters, while not dispersing water as it had historically done in previous air heater cleanings. EPA regulations mandated that the plant reduce its settling ponds from three to […]

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MPW removes 210,000 pounds of tar, decommissions tank

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem A steel plant located in Southwestern Ohio recently constructed a new tar tank to replace its old 700,000 gallon tar tank. The decommissioned tank had been out of service since 2008. The plant wanted the tank and its contents of tar, sand and other debris removed from the site. As […]

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