DYNAJET goes Africa

After an international invitation to tender from the United Nations, DYNAJET wins the contract to clean production facilities in the central African Republic of Congo

New York, USA / Kinsasha, Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 1987, a United Nations programme has been in existence to completely eliminate ozone-depleting chemicals and solvents throughout the world. As part of this programme, DYNAJET has won the contract resulting from an internationally highly competitive call for tenders. By order of the UN, all industrial facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be cleaned and freed of ozone-depleting chemicals. Owing to its convincing technology and cost-effectiveness, DYNAJET alone was able to assert itself against the international competition. The first DYNAJET 500th is currently on its way to the Republic of Congo, where the contaminated production facilities are to be extensively cleaned with hot water at a pressure of 500 bar (7,250 PSI).

DYNAJET’s previous success story on the African continent is thus continuing. The economic upswing and the considerable growth in almost all areas of industry that came with this led to a significant increase in the demand for professional DYNAJET water jetting systems and solutions.

This has meant that, in the last few years, a number of cleaning projects and application solutions with DYNAJET high pressure have again been implemented in Africa.
In summer 2010, the second DYNAJET UHP 170 was shipped to the city and port of Accra in Ghana, where the booming oil industry has its extraction tools and drilling accessories repaired, maintained and cleaned. The DYNAJET UHP 170 is used especially for cleaning the interior of the extremely expensive drill pipes, within the context of which high pressure of up to 2,800 bar (40,600 PSI) has become indispensable. No other technology can prepare these pipes for the next drilling operation in a shorter time and in a more material-friendly and user-friendly way.

In Nigeria, too, the proven competence of DYNAJET has been put to good purpose for more than a year. In Lagos, a DYNAJET 800th hot-water unit is currently being successfully deployed to clean shuttering elements, moulds, parts of scaffolding and all tools and machines in the structural engineering industry. Thanks to the ease of adjustment offered by the DYNAJET 800th with regard to pressure, flow rate and temperature, the optimum parameters can be set for every application. This flexibility turns the DYNAJET 800th into an all-round cleaning and maintenance tool indispensable to construction sites. This is underlined even more by the fact that, with the 1,000 l (264.55 USgal) water tank, work can be carried out at any time at places with no water supply of their own: an important advantage, in these countries especially, which is only offered by DYNAJET.

Work is now also being carried out with a pressure of 2,800 bar (40,600 PSI) to restore concrete in Namibia. Wharf and pier installations, damaged throughout the years by sea water and severe changes in temperature, have to be renovated to safeguard harbour operations. To protect the basic structure of the installations, which is still intact, the DYNAJET UHP 170 has been chosen to remove a depth of around 6-10 cm without vibration. This will not only uncover the first layer of steel reinforcements but, in parallel, will also remove rust from it, thus making for enormous time and cost savings

All these success stories show that DYNAJET machines work reliably, efficiently and to the complete satisfaction of customers at all times, even under the most difficult climatic conditions, such as in the desert, at sea, or in the tropics.