Sootblowers

Using superheated steam, saturated steam, compressed air or water, our sootblowers are trusted to remove deposits, prevent plugging of gas passes and maintain boiler efficiency. Our specialized designs and configurations meet customer needs for sootblower precision, reliability and efficiency.

B&W's product range and boiler cleaning technology are continuously enhanced via continued research and development along with feedback provided by our customers all around the world. We utilize the most up-to-date CAD systems and modern CNC machinery to achieve cost-effective manufacturing.

Did You Know?

  • Seven out of ten power plants feature B&W’s Diamond Power® sootblowers.
  • B&W has pioneered the technology on load cleaning, developed the world's largest retractable sootblower, with travel up to 18.3 meters, on load water lancing and state-of-the-art intelligent control systems. 
  • B&W provides sootblowing optimization using its Powerclean™ intelligent sootblowing system. The Powerclean™ system incorporates B&W's boiler design and modeling expertise to provide critical performance information and surface cleanliness factors for improved sootblowing control.
  • B&W makes a major contribution to international programs for energy conservation by continuous consultation with boilermakers, other heat exchanger manufacturers and plant owners worldwide.   

B&W Sootblowers

Diamond Power G9B Sootblower

G9B Fixed Rotating Sootblower

The G9B is designed to remove ash deposits from tube surfaces.                                                                       

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IK-700® retractable sootblower

IK-700® Retractable Sootblower

Designed specifically for low maintenance, reliability, versatility and maximum cleaning performance.   

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B&W Diamond Power IK-545 Long Retractable Sootblower

IK-545 Long Retractable Sootblower

A rugged sootblower for the utility market that is designed for heavy duty cleaning jobs                                              

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B&W Diamond Power IK1M Sootblower

IK-1MTM Sootblower

A part-retractable sootblower incorporating a travelling motor drive, transports a carriage along a supporting guide tube. A lance tube, propels an element across the boiler.

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B&W Diamond Power IK-530

IK-530 Long Retractable Sootblower

The IK-530's single rack and pinion design offers an economical alternative for those seeking performance and durability. For boilers up to 22 meters in furnace width.

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IK-525 Long Retractable Sootblower

IK-525 Long Retractable Sootblower

Diamond Power's IK-525 retractable sootblower is the industry standard for online boiler cleaning needs.               

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B&W Diamond Power IK-AH Sootblower

IK-AH Air Heater Sootblower

The IK-AH air preheater sootblower cleans the heat transfer surface in regenerative air heaters with the medium of steam or air.  

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IK-525SL Straight-Line Sootblower

IK-525SL Straight-Line Sootblower

The IK-525SL is a retractable cleaner designed for application in which the cleaner inserts and retracts the lance tube without rotation.                                             

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B&W Diamond Power IK-4M Sootblower

IK-4M Long Retractable Sootblower

The IK-4M conserves on expensive blowing media and reduces cycle cleaning time.  Superior performance for a moderate investment.

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B&W Diamond Power IK-9M Sootblower

IK-9MTM Retractable Sootblower

The IK-9M retractable sootblower is designed specifically for low maintenance, reliability, versatility and maximum cleaning performance.                                                         

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IK-525 Long Retractable Sootblower

IKSD-E Recovery Boiler Sootblower

This proven, heavy-duty sootblower's construction is suitable for up to 24 operations per day (or more depending on steam conditions), and offers a logical balance between initial cost and lifetime maintenance.

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IK-525DM Sootblower

IK-525DM Dual Media Sootblower

The IK-525DM provides the ability to steam (or air) clean high density air heater baskets while a unit is online and high pressure wash it while the unit is offline.                     

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B&W Diamond Power IK-525DM3 Sootblower

IK-525DM Dual Media Sootblower

The IK-525DM3 Cleaner contains a traveling multi-nozzle element device designed to blow low pressure air or stream for the primary fluid and high pressure or low pressure water for off-line cleaning.  

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IK-510 Sootblower

IK-510-LR Dual Media Sootblower

Precisely designed nozzle head and rugged sootblower structure guarantees the positive cleaning without damaging the materials of the heat exchanger.                            

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IK-WL Waterlance

IK-WL Waterlance

Designed for use on furnace wall surfaces where slag deposits are not removed by steam or air supplied wall sootblowers.

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IK-600MX™

IK-600MX™

The Patented "Open Beam" IK-600MX ™ architecture results in a maintenance friendly sootblower design for the Pulp & Paper recovery market.   

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B&W Diamond IK-555 Sootblower

IK-555TM Long Retractable Sootblower

The IK-555 is designed for very large coal-fired utility boilers. Provides maximum cleaning efficiency and reliability for large cleaning jobs up to 60 feet.    

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B&W Diamond Power IK-545 Long Retractable Sootblower

IK-525/545EL Extend Lancetube Sootblower

The IK-525/545EL is designed for cleaning the heating surfaces of boilers and is used principally to remove slag and ash deposits from the superheater.

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B&W Diamond Power IR-3D/3Z Furnace Wall Sootblower

IR-3D/3Z Furnace Wall Sootblower

The IR-3D and IR-3Z are short travel, retracting sootblowers, rotating 360 degrees and blowing through predetermined arc controlled by the valve trigger and cam.

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B&W Diamond Power IR-2H Sootblower

IR-2HTM Furnace Wall Sootblower

A short retractable sootblower designed for a wide range of boiler applications.                                                           

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HydroJet® Water Cleaning System

HydroJet® Water Cleaning System

Provides a closed-loop control system that utilizes sensors and software to provide real-time cleaning solutions that go beyond conventional cleaning. 

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HydroJet®-Retractable Furnace Cleaning System

HydroJet® - Retractable Furnace Cleaning System

The HydroJet-R cleaning system extends the
articulating nozzle into the furnace, vastly improving cleaning area coverage and effectiveness.

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New Build

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) projects, new build
We consistently demonstrate the ability to successfully execute innovative solutions for our customers, from new equipment to large, complex full-scope engineering and construction projects.

Upgrades / Retrofits

Upgrades and Retrofits by B&W
Modifying, improving and maintaining existing equipment are vital considerations for the long-term viability and profitability of all operations.

Parts / Services

Babcock & Wilcox Parts and Service Support
An extensive network of worldwide regional service centers, field service engineers and technical support personnel are available to provide the customized service and aftermarket solutions for your requirements.