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New Waterblasting Tool Boosts Pipe Cleaning Productivity

Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a leading manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, parts, and accessories, announces a new 40,000-psi (275.8 MPa) model of its 4-inch (10.2 cm) J-Force pipe cleaning tool. 

Designed for durability, this self-powered rotating nozzle uses seven jets to clean and clear scale, hard carbon and polymer, sludge, or other blockages in industrial pipes with 90-degree bends. 

Improving Productivity and Profits

The newest addition nearly doubles the cleaning power of the manufacturer’s 22,000-psi (151.7 MPa) models and is ideal for tackling tough blockages, according to the company. This new J-Force model joins a suite of size options aimed at improving productivity and profitability while minimizing downtime and maintenance costs.

Thanks to a patented cartridge-style, high-pressure seal design, the tool operates with minimal maintenance, according to the manufacturer. This technology features permanently lubricated seal bearings to eliminate the need for oil, and this works well with Jetstream’s eddy-current magnetic braking system. 

The J-Force includes a replaceable wear ring to protect the body, and operators can replace seals quickly in the field with common hand tools. Combined, these innovations equip the tool to maximize field uptime by efficiently clearing blockages and providing a long wear life.

Reducing Inefficiency at Higher Pressures

“Our customers often say inefficiency is their biggest cost, so we went to work on creating this 40,000-psi model of our popular J-Force tool,” said Jordan Koster, product and marketing manager. “The design and function of the J-Force reduces downtime and enables our customers to complete jobs in half the time, and now we offer that efficiency for jobs requiring higher operating pressures.” 

According to the manufacturer, the tool’s high performance is due to the simplicity of its compact design. While many products have upwards of 20 or more parts, each J-Force has just 12 parts and nozzle inserts. Fewer parts mean a greatly reduced risk of costly repairs and less maintenance, Jetstream explains, especially considering that most models can be rebuilt in the field in less than five minutes. 

Meanwhile, the patented seal cartridge technology is aimed at further streamlining the rebuild process.

Focus on the Job, not Maintaining Tools

The J-Force features front, side, and rear jets that provide thrust, which allow the tool to navigate through pipes while cleaning and clearing blockages. It is compatible with industry-standard inlet connections. 

The newest model, a second version of the 4-inch J-Force, can operate from 23,000-40,000 psi (158.6-275.8 MPa). This can deliver a powerful punch in removing buildup for a 360-degree clean. 

Additionally, Jetstream offers four size options to clean tubes — including options as small as 2 inches (5.1 cm) and as large as 6 inches (15.2 cm) at up to 22,000 psi. 

“Our philosophy at Jetstream has always been to maximize customers’ uptime by developing durable, reliable, and easy-to-use and maintain products,” Koster said. “By allowing our customers to focus on the job over maintaining the tools, our J-Force family delivers exactly that.” 

For more information, contact: Jetstream, (800) 231-8192,