Seneca Companies invests in automated tube bundle hydroblasting technology

Contact: Jodi Solomon
Marketing Director
Seneca Companies
Phone: 515-264-4304

(Des Moines, Iowa – Jan. 29, 2019) – Seneca Companies’ Waste Solutions Services division is pleased to announce their investment in automated hydroblasting technology developed by StoneAge Inc.

 “Automated equipment is changing the water blasting industry by making it safer and more efficient,” said Chris Biellier, vice president of Environmental Services and strategic partnerships.

The remote operation of cleaning tools allows the operators to distance themselves from the nozzles and potentially hazardous confined space environments. The controls, with the aid of high-quality mounted video cameras, allows the Seneca operator to control the hydroblasting tools inside the confined space while being located safely outside. Operators no longer need to enter the confined space except for initial setup for enclosed evaporator units.

“Everything is controlled remotely, eliminating extra labor cost or fatigue,” said Biellier.

Each automated tube bundle blasting unit can clean two tubes simultaneously, opposed to older methods of single tube hand lancing. This technology eliminates the risk of working in the high-pressure blast zone and dealing with steam, low lighting, lances and hoses that can cause trips or falls.

Seneca’s automated system meets the high demands of cleaning tube bundles associated with evaporators, heat exchangers, condensers and process piping in the toughest environments while saving the customer time and money.

Seneca’s automated tube bundle cleaning services increases safety, productivity, flexibility and results in more intensive and consistent cleaning. The equipment automates line jetting, cleans in any angle and can clean any size of tube bundle. It also reduces downtime, the use of water and energy.

In addition to its commitment to water blasting technology and vacuum truck services, Seneca continues to invest in its growing fleet of 21,000-gallon frac tanks dispersed across its geographic footprint. The company plans to invest more heavily in 2019, increasing its numbers from 80 to 150 units.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve and lead the pack in terms of service and technology, truly exemplifying the company’s motto of providing ‘The Complete Solution,’” said Biellier.

For more information about automated hydroblasting equipment or other Waste Solutions service offerings, contact Seneca Companies at 800-369-5500 or visit

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