About Us

Our company

Cokebusters is an international company specialising in the mechanical decoking and in-line inspection of process piping within fired heaters, HRSG/OTSG boilers, transfer lines and pipelines from a 2½ – 12-inch internal diameter. From our two headquarters in the United Kingdom and the United States, we are able to consistently deliver high quality services to the oil and petrochemical industries worldwide.


Our industry-leading scraper pigs have been developed to be tough enough to effectively remove fouling but also retain a degree of flexibility to avoid damage to tube walls, navigate plug headers and other restrictions.

Our Merlin in-line inspection tool or “Smartpig” was developed to overcome difficulties with inspecting certain furnace types.

Thanks to its narrow passageway capability, it can be used to inspect furnaces with plug headers featuring a central crossover passage with a 3-inch diameter, as well as 3-inch schedule 160 tubes with an internal diameter of 2.5 inches (63.5mm).


In addition to our scraper and inspection pigs, our double pumping units are developed and manufactured at our Technology Centre in the UK and our Houston facility in the US. Our highly-skilled welders and fitters work alongside the experienced site operators to ensure that each unit is manufactured to exacting standards.

Our story

Back in 1993, members of the Cokebusters team worked on the first mechanical decoke in Europe. Smartpig research and development began in the late 1990s, with the first patent application made in May 2000.

In April 2005, the incorporation of Cokebusters Ltd. brought together “pigging” and tube inspection under one roof. The company has been going from strength to strength ever since, with our team of engineers and operators continuing to develop innovative solutions which enable us to best serve our clients around the world.

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