SAM-3 Boiler Tube Cleaning Systems

  • Simple to operate - minimal training required
  • Spring steel tape - long life
  • Interchangeable cleaning tools - versatile
  • Carrying handle and stand - easy transport and storage
  • Simultaneous water flush to remove deposits from tubes – saves time
  • Simultaneous vacuum - removes deposits
  • Trigger switch and brush travel indicator - better brush control

A cornerstone of Goodway, the Soot-A-Matic was first introduced over 30 years ago. Now in its third generation as the SAM-3, it is the world’s most popular system for cleaning firetube boilers. The unit is compact, portable and easy to use. As the cleaning tool travels the full distance of the tube, loosened soot and scale are simultaneously removed by a vacuum. One operator can thoroughly clean a boiler in a fraction of the time required by other cleaning methods – all by flipping a switch. Interchangeable bayonet nozzles and cleaning tools are available to fit tubes 13¦8"-4" (35-102mm) O.D.

  • How it works

    The SAM-3 use a cleaning tool mounted to the tip of a 26' (7.9m) spring steel tape, and a simultaneous vacuum to remove deposits. A trigger switch controls tape feed. The operator inserts the nozzle into the boiler tube and pushes the trigger forward. The cleaning tool travels the full distance of the tube at more than 3' (0.9m) per second, loosening soot and scale. The operator pulls the trigger back for cleaning tool return and moves to the next tube. The simultaneous vacuum, connected to the tube through the SAM-3.


  • Motor Power:
    1/2 HP (0.4 kW)
  • Input Power:
    Standard: 7 amps,115 V (Optional: 3.5 amps, 220 V)
  • Tape Length:
    26' (7.9m)
  • Vacuum Hose:
    2" (51mm) diameter x 12' (3.7m) long
  • Dimensions:
    21 1/2" (550mm) long (without nozzle)
  • Weight:
    38 lbs (17 kg) Optional
  • Carrying Case:
    24" (610mm) high x 28" (710mm) wide x 9" (230mm) deep