Questions & Answers

The tube system consists of a pneumatic launcher, two adapter rings, a set of nozzles and a high flow quick coupler, operational technical manual in a lockable carry case. 

Just normal workshop air pressure of 85psi or 150ps, or from a portable source.

To guide the projectiles into the hose, tube or pipe to be cleaned.

By using the size selecting chart on the lid of the carry case or in the manual. If neither are available choose a projectile approximately 20% larger than the ID of the hose, tube or pipe to be cleaned.

The projectiles will keep going as long as you keep the volume of air behind the projectile constant. In past tests the projectiles have traveled for more than 3kms. 

Yes, but only through ball and gate type valves.

Yes, as long as you follow the rules laid out in the operations manual.

Place the launcher without a projectile on the other end of the hose, tube or pipe and fire the launcher. This will remove the projectile. 

Troubleshooting

 

  • To clear projectile operate unit from other end without using a projectile; then
  • Check hose, tube or pipe for leaks, holes, breakages etc.
  • Check restrictions in line, i.e contraction from 10mm to 5mm then expansion to 10mm
  • Check projectiles for tear marks
  • Check air pressure on air source
  • Check hose fittings from air source are correct
  • Consider using a smaller projectile.

 

  • Try a smaller projectile. Check air pressure, as compression unit may not have built up sufficient pressure.
  • Make sure quick release coupling is correct size. (8mm minimum is required).
  • Operate unit from other end.
  • Ensure tube entry is not restricted from process of cutting.
  • Check safety bar and release mechanism is locked into place.
  • Hold unit firmly against hose, tube pipe or assembly to ensure proper seal

 

  • Operate CE unit from one of two ends in the one continuing line.
  • Operate Ce unit from other end into the one continuing line. 
  • Apply small amount of high grade petroleum jelly to O ring.
  • Operator must fire into a T-Piece. Block either end to clean each side.
  • Release quick release coupling.
  • Tap CE Unit lightly against solid object.