Background

FastAir® Air Blow Services

Following construction of build systems, drying pipelines and other systems, it’s crucial to remove any debris that may have been left behind and test for the cleanliness of piping systems. Otherwise, it can lead to contamination, clogged piping and control valves, equipment damage and malfunctions.

With our air blowing pre-commissioning services, we do exactly that, ensuring the integrity of your system.

Turnkey Air Blow Cleaning Services

Our FastAir® air blow services test the cleanliness of your piping systems with high-velocity air following hydrostatic testing and pressure & leak testing.

We use oil-free compressors capable of meeting maximum blow design conditions, in combination with specialized high-pressure, quick opening blow valves. We control noise levels with our proven, newly designed ESI Full Flow SilencerT, which does not restrict velocities in permanent piping.

In addition to our FastAir® air blowing, we provide complete pre-commissioning air blow cleaning, steam blowing and testing suite of services, including:

  • Hydrostatic pipe testing using a variety of techniques
  • Steam blowing
  • Pressure and flow testing
  • Air blowing pipe cleaning
  • Air blowing pre-commissioning
  • Leak testing
  • Troubleshooting
  • And more

We also offer comprehensive cleaning services, including:

  • Comprehensive flush planning
  • Lube oil flushing of gas and steam turbines, piping, boilers, reservoirs, tanks and more
  • Heat transfer system flushing
  • Managed flushing services
  • High velocity hot oil flushing (HVOF)
  • Turbulent flow
  • Varnish removal
  • Removal of metal working debris and dirt contaminants
  • Turnkey solutions — e.g. flanges, filters, jumpers
  • And more

Our Air Blow Cleaning Guarantee 

At ESI, we ensure our air blowing projects:

  • Stay on track and avoid delays and shutdowns
  • Guarantee thorough, effective cleaning
  • Are safe, using best-practice field execution
  • Save time and money

We provide years of experience in air blow pipe cleaning and deliver custom, value-added plans specifically for your equipment and critical path commissioning.

Following testing and cleaning, we provide detailed inspections, thorough documentation, project summaries and engineering recommendations.

Client Testimonials

ESI designed and built air blow equipment for us. Using oil-free air compressors and a proper pre-cleaning, the steam piping was cleaned to spec off the critical path timeline. Noise levels during air blowing was <90 dBl. We were really happy with the result and the process ESI used.

Global EPC Company - Senior Engineer

Project Examples

Air Blow and Pre-Commissioning: Saudi Arabia

Petro Rabigh Plant Precommissioning

Foster Wheeler has ESI service all equipment, including providing air blowing, for the Petro Rabigh plant in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Plant Pre-Commissioning and Air Blowing: Europe

ESI has entered into an alliance in Spain to work on air blowing and plant pre-commissioning projects across Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Want to Talk Project Specifics or Get a Quote? Contact ESI