First offsite cleaning facility utilizing Tech Sonic's proprietary and patented technologies in Baytown, Texas.
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 employees move into their new manufacturing facility in Morinville, Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Jardine joins Tech Sonic as the Director of Operations, bringing operational management experience to the group.
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.
In March 2010, Tech Sonic signs a $12M agreement with Clean Harbors. The agreement includes the purchase of new and existing cleaning equipment.
Byron Kieser joins Tech Sonic as Director of Research and Product Development in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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