Parts Washer for Stainless Steel Pipes

A company dedicated to the design and manufacture of parts and systems for the automotive industry required a tube washing machine to wash and dry shaped small metal pipes.

Requirements: Washing and degreasing of pipes both inside and out

Industrial pipe and tube washer

The manufacturer needed an industrial parts washer for the washing, degreasing and drying of stainless steel pipes with an output of 470 pipes/hour.

The pipes would be coming from cutting and bending processes, to be subsequently submitted to capillary welding.

The dirt resulting from deformation oil and cutting shavings had to be eliminated. Oil residue after cleaning had to be below 20 mg/m². Maximum particle size must not exceed 0.5 mm³ ; maximum particle length had to be below 800 microns and maximum residue weight on each pipe, below 0.5 mg.

The pipes needed to be degreased and dried completely, particularly on the inside.

Solution: Rotary drum parts washer

Drum washer

Three stage drum washer, for the cleaning, rinsing and drying of small pipes in bulk, made of AISI-304 stainless steel.

The washing chamber combines spraying and immersion zones, achieving optimal cleaning of all pipes inside and out. A filter bag is installed in the wash pump drive, with a grade of filtration of 100 microns and, in order to maximize the useful life of the degreasing solution and eliminate oil from the recirculation system, the washing tank has been equipped with a BAUFOR oil separator (by decantation).

After the draining zone there is a rinsing chamber, which combines spray and immersion to eliminate any oil or detergent residues. The rinsing tank is equipped with an oil separator disc.

In order to facilitate tank maintenance and restoration tasks, the parts washer has an emptying tank that is connected to the tanks, the oil separator, the oil separator disc and the overflow chambers.

Rotary drum washer with proportional detergent doser, mist aspirator, drum cleaning system and touch-screen operator panel.

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