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May
2019
May
First Offsite Cleaning Facility
Clean As New Gulf Coast logo
First Offsite Cleaning Facility
May 2019

First offsite cleaning facility utilizing Tech Sonic's proprietary and patented technologies in Baytown, Texas.

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October
2018
March
Clean As New
August
Morinville, Alberta
September
2nd System to Braskem
Clean As New logo
Clean As New
March 2018

Tech Sonic signs exclusivity agreement with Clean As New to deliver a superior cleaning solution to the United States.

The first Clean As New offsite cleaning facility will be located in Baytown, Texas and is expected to be open for business in May 2019.

Tech Sonic manufacturing facility in Morinville
Morinville, Alberta
August 2018

Tech Sonic employees move into their new manufacturing facility in Morinville, Alberta.

Tech Sonic Model 7700
2nd System to Braskem
September 2018

After analyzing the results of 1 year of operation of the first Tech Sonic Cleaning System, Braskem (a large Brazil-based petrochemical company) takes delivery of their second Tech Sonic Model 7700.

The first unit, purchased in the fall of 2016, has demonstrated that the savings realized by the adoption of Tech Sonic Cleaning result in a complete return on investment in under a year and savings which far exceed the investment.

After an analysis of the energy and production savings over a year from the cleaning of a single badly fouled heat exchanger, Braskem placed an order for a second unit within 18 months of receiving the first unit for evaluation and Tech Sonic shipped the unit within 12 weeks or receiving the order.

January
2017
January
Manufacturing Facility
Tech Sonic’s new state–of–the–art manufacturing facility.
Manufacturing Facility
January 2017

Tech Sonic begins construction on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Morinville, Alberta. This facility opens in the Summer of 2018.

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August
2016
July
First Tech Sonic System in Brazil
August
Pilot Offsite Cleaning Facilities in Canada, USA and Europe
Baskem uses Tech Sonic Systems
First Tech Sonic System in Brazil
July 2016

The first system for South America, a Model 7700, is delivered to a Braskem plant in Northern Brazil. This is the most powerful system ever built.

Tech Sonic's two full scale offsite cleaning facilities in the Gulf Coast.
Pilot Offsite Cleaning Facilities in Canada, USA and Europe
August 2016

Offsite facility pilot projects are started to determine demand in three locations; Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; Reserve, Louisiana, USA; and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Based on the success of the pilots, Tech Sonic plans construction of the first offsite cleaning facility in Baytown, Texas, USA. Expected completion is January 2019.

May
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July
2015
May
Restructure and Redesign
July
Two Model 3300’s Were Sold
Two Tech Sonic Model 3300’s were sold
Two Model 3300’s Were Sold
July 2015

Three systems are constructed using the improved design. Two model 3300’s are sold and delivered to operating partners who help grow the business in Europe and the USA.

Restructure and Redesign
Restructure and Redesign
May 2015

Darrell Stang joins Tech Sonic as President & CEO. All Tech Sonic Cleaning Systems are redesigned to provide 50% more cleaning power. Manufacturing of the improved design begins in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Roles and responsibilities are redefined within the expanded organization and a new strategy for global growth is developed.

November
2014
November
AVIF Purchases Tech Sonic
AVIF purchases Tech Sonic
AVIF Purchases Tech Sonic
November 2014

At the end of 2014, the intellectual property and trademark rights for Tech Sonic are purchased from ACDEN by the Aligned Ventures Innovative Fund, and a new company, called Tech Sonic LP is formed as a part of the AVIF group.

ACDEN continues to operate ACDEN Tech Sonic in Northern Alberta, under license from Tech Sonic LP.

March
2013
March
First Sale in the Middle East and Asia
First Tech Sonic vessel in the Middle East and Asia
First Sale in the Middle East and Asia
March 2013

The first Tech Sonic equipment is delivered to clients in the Middle East (9.8m (32 ft) and 6m (19 ft) systems) and to Asia (6m (19 ft) system).

The first major turnaround in Europe is conducted with great success at the Shell Moerdijk Petrochemical plant.

April
2012
April
Todd Jardine
Todd joined Tech Sonic
Todd Jardine
April 2012

Todd Jardine joins Tech Sonic as the Director of Operations, bringing operational management experience to the group.

June
2011
June
First Equipment Arrives in Europe
First Tech Sonic Equipment Arrives in Germany
First Equipment Arrives in Europe
June 2011

The first Tech Sonic Equipment arrives in Europe and is used during a turnaround at the Bayern oil refinery in Germany. Additional interest is generated with test work at the Shell Moerdijk petrochemical plant.

A 9.8m (32 ft) system and a new 6m (19 ft) design are delivered in the fall to Mourik Services B.V., the industrial services provider at Shell Moerdijk in The Netherlands.

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April
2010
March
$12M Agreement
April
Byron Kieser
April
The First Major North American Turnaround
Clean Harbors Agreement
$12M Agreement
March 2010

In March 2010, Tech Sonic signs a $12M agreement with Clean Harbors. The agreement includes the purchase of new and existing cleaning equipment.

The key
Byron Kieser
April 2010

Byron Kieser joins Tech Sonic as Director of Research and Product Development in April 2010.

Business handshake
The First Major North American Turnaround
April 2010

The first major North American turnaround is conducted using Tech Sonic cleaning at the Shell Scotford Upgrader in Alberta, and the first Compabloc exchangers are cleaned at Shell Sarnia in Ontario.

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June
2009
June
World’s First Cleaning Bath for Heat Exchangers
June
A Provisional Patent Application
 World’s First Cleaning Bath for Heat Exchangers

World’s First Cleaning Bath for Heat Exchangers

June 2009

Tech Sonic builds the world’s first cleaning bath designed specifically for heat exchangers and deploys this unit at Suncor for testing with excellent results.

Heat exchanger cleaning
A Provisional Patent Application
June 2009

A provisional patent application is led in 2009 to protect aspects of the heat exchanger cleaning system design. Two larger, 9.8m (32 ft) systems are built to accommodate even larger heat exchangers and these systems are used at Suncor and other sites.

October
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November
2008
November
Growing Business in the Oil Sands
October
Shawn Smith
Valves cleaning
Growing Business in the Oil Sands
November 2008

With the new company name “Tech Sonic Services LP”, the company expands its services to a varied menu of parts, including valves, pumps, and other larger components.

Our heat exchanger cleaning success
Shawn Smith
October 2008

Shawn Smith joins Tech Sonic in the leadership role. Operations are expanded in the Oil Sands region along with the plans to grow the company outside the Oil Sands region.

Cleaning system numbers are increased and capacities expanded, with the focus on cleaning larger components, such as heat exchangers. Tests are run on small heat exchangers and show the same success as seen with other smaller parts.

August
2003
August
First Tech Sonic Cleaning System
First Tech Sonic Cleaning System
First Tech Sonic Cleaning System
August 2003

With the support of the Alberta Research Council, CAJ builds and deploys the first ultrasonic cleaning system designed specifically for cleaning bitumen fouled parts. An onsite cleaning facility is established at Suncor, and an offsite facility is opened in Fort McMurray.

Over the next few years, CAJ expands its operations, cleaning increasing volumes of scaffolding and filters for area clients like Suncor and Syncrude.

June
2002
June
Ultrasonic Experiments
Ultrasonic Experiment
Ultrasonic Experiments
June 2002

The company, under the leadership of John Knox, begins to investigate using ultrasonic baths for cleaning heavily fouled scaffolding and filter components from the oil sands extraction operations at Suncor.

The company files three patent applications relating to cleaning bitumen fouled parts.

May
2001
May
Formation of CAJ
This is hydroblasting
Formation of CAJ
May 2001

Canadian Aqua Jetters (CAJ), the predecessor of Tech Sonic, starts a small hydroblasting company in Fort McMurray, Alberta as part of the ACFN (Athabaskan Chipewyan First Nations) group of companies (today called ACDEN).

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