Banshee Tube Cleaners

Rotary Tube Cleaning

The Banshee line of tools are the recognized industry standard for:

  • Unplugging, cleaning, and polishing small tubes, such as those found in heat exchangers and industrial tube bundles.
  • Proven to effectively remove thin, hard scale, carbons, coke, and polymers.
  • Navigating tight bends and elbows in small diameter lines.
  • Ideal for automated lancing operations.

Features & Benefits


Tool feature: How this helps:
Patented liquid bearing technology Tool is extremely simple to maintain because it does not use bearings, seals or lubricants
Straight flow path design Higher quality jets deliver maximum cleaning power
Stainless steel construction Field-tested durability and longevity
Multiple inlet options and replaceable heads available Easily configure your tool for a variety of pressures and applications, from unplugging to polishing
Shrouded model available More power for clearing completely plugged lines
Tool kit available Easy field maintenance


Model Specs


Click on the model below to view specifications for that tool.

Banshee BN9.5 for tubes sized 0.47-0.63 in.

Tube ID Range 0.47-0.63 in. (12-16 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) N/A
Flow Coefficient 0.20 Cv
Inlet Connections M7, 1/16 NPT, 1/4 LH or 1/4 RH
Diameter 0.37 in. (9.5 mm)
Length 2.6 in. (65 mm)

Banshee Beetle BT12 for tubes sized 0.60-1.0 in.

Tube ID Range 0.60-1.0 in. (15-25 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Max Flow 8.5 gpm (32 l/min)
Inlet Connections P1, M7, MPL4, MPR4
Diameter 0.50 in. (13 mm)
Length 1.3 in. (32 mm)

Banshee BN13 for tubes sized 0.60-1.0 in.

Tube ID Range 0.60-1.0 in. (15-25 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) 18k psi (1250 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.27 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/8 NPT, 1/8 BSPP, 1/4 LH, 1/4 RH, 3/8 LH or 3/8 RH
Diameter 0.50 in. (13 mm)
Length 2.9 in. (74 mm)

Banshee BN13-40K for tubes sized 0.60-1.0 in.

Tube ID Range** 0.60-1.0 in. (15-25 mm)
Max Pressure 40k psi  (2800 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.20 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/4-28 LH or 3/8-24 LH
Diameter 0.52 in. (13 mm)
Length 3.5 in. (89 mm)

Shrouded Banshee BNS13 for tubes sized 0.60-1.3 in.

Tube ID Range** 0.60-1.3 in. (15-33 mm)
Max Pressure 22k psi  (1500 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.27 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/8 NPT, 1/8 BSPP, 1/4 LH, 1/4 RH, 3/8 LH, or 3/8 RH
Diameter 0.5 in. (13 mm)
Length 2.9 in. (74 mm)

The BNS directs the power from all five jets forward for maximum unplugging. The shroud keeps the head protected and rotating.
Important! Due to the net backward thrust created by this jet pattern, we do not recommend the use of this tool for hand flex-lancing.

Banshee BN15 for tubes sized 0.75-1.2 in.

Tube ID Range 0.75-1.2 in. (19-30 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) 18k psi  (1250 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.35 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/8 NPT, 1/8 BSPP, 3/8-24 LH/RH
Diameter 0.60 in. (15 mm)
Length 3.0 in. (76 mm)

Banshee Beetle BT18 for tubes sized 0.87-1.3 in.

Tube ID Range 0.87-1.3 in. (22-33 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Max Flow 11 gpm (42 l/min)
Inlet Connections P1, P2, BSPP2, MPL6, MPR6, MPL4, MPR4
Diameter 0.69 in. (18 mm)
Length 1.5 in. (39 mm)

Banshee BN18 for tubes sized 0.87-1.3 in.

Tube ID Range 0.87-1.3 in. (22-33 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) 20k psi  (1400 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.66 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/4 NPT, 1/4 BSPP, 9/16 LH or 9/16 RH
Diameter 0.69 in. (18 mm)
Length 3.8 in. (97 mm)

Banshee BN18-40K for tubes sized 0.87-1.3 in.

Tube ID Range** 0.87-1.3 in. (22-33 mm)
Max Pressure 40k psi (2800 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.25 Cv
Inlet Connections 3/8-24 LH, M14L
Diameter 0.69 in. (18 mm)
Length 4.7 in. (120 mm)

Banshee BN24 for tubes sized 1.1-2.0 in.

Tube ID Range 1.1-2.0 in. (28-51 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) 22k psi  (1500 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.90 Cv
Inlet Connections 3/8 NPT, 3/8 BSPP, 9/16 LH or 9/16 RH
Diameter 0.93 in. (24 mm)
Length 5.1 in. (130 mm)

Banshee BN27-40K for tubes sized 1.25-2.0 in.

Tube ID Range** 1.25-2.0 (32-51 mm)
Max Pressure 40k psi (2800 bar)
Flow Coefficient 0.30 Cv
Inlet Connections 9/16-18 LH, M14L
Diameter 1.06 in. (27 mm)
Length 5.5 in. (140 mm)

Banshee BN33 for tubes sized 1.5-2.4 in.

Tube ID Range 1.5-2.4 in. (38-60 mm)
Max Pressure* 22k psi (1500 bar)
Maximum Pressure (BSPP Inlet) 15k psi  (1000 bar)
Flow Coefficient 2.3 Cv
Inlet Connections 1/2 NPT, 1/2 BSPP or 9/16 MP
Diameter 1.3 in. (18 mm)
Length 6.9 in. (97 mm)

* All NPT inlet connections have a maximum pressure rating of 15k psi (1000 bar).
** When cleaning 5/8″ diameter tubes at 40k psi, please contact our Technical Support team for hose specifications. 


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Important Note About Wrenches

All Banshee tube cleaning tools require the use of a correctly sized open-end wrench to fit the flats provided on the inlet nut when attaching the tool to the lance.

Do not use a pipe wrench or pliers with teeth.

This can crush or crack the hardened steel body, leading to tool breakage during operation.

Tool Manuals

Banshee Beetle Tool Manual (PDF)
Banshee 20K Tool Manual (PDF)
Banshee 40K Tool Manual (PDF)
Shrouded Banshee Tool Insert (PDF)

Additional Info

SpirStar Flex Lance Connection Brochure – SPIR STAR hose type 3/6 for 40k psi for Banshee BN13-40K and other interchangeable nozzles

Patents

U.S. Patent 7,635,096, 8,006,920 & 8,016,210
D 650,887 & D 617,870 — Other Patents Pending


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Contractor testing the Banshee in a 3" line