on November 18, 2021 in Descaling
Each year scale deposits can cost industries millions of dollars. When scale builds up, it prevents equipment from working at optimal levels, meaning the equipment is forced to work harder, which can cause increased operating costs and reduced efficiencies. Using Chemical Descalers regularly also reduces the chances of equipment breaking down, which will prevent downtime in your facility.
Suppose you are a facility manager or business owner. In that case, it is crucial to learn how to descale effectively and safely to prevent any damage to your equipment and lower your facility’s operating costs.
If you manage any of these condensers, chillers, boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, or compressors, you have scale. Scale buildup may not be apparent right away, but sooner or later, you’ll suffer from it. Descaling systems quickly and easily eliminate scale buildup when used with descaling chemicals by circulating the chemical, flushing out the buildup.
Unlike the harsh chemicals you’ve used in the past, Scalebreak is a safe, quick, and easy solution. There is a special version for stainless steel, and it is safe on steel, iron, copper, plastic, and rubber. With ScaleBreak, iron oxide deposits and calcium carbonate deposits are guaranteed to dissolve. Chemical descalers can handle various industrial descaler applications, such as boilers, hot water tanks, steam generators, plate, and shell heat exchangers, condensers, chillers, cooling coils, oil coolers, and more.
Water-formed deposits, such as limescale, can rob equipment of much of its efficiency, increase operating costs, and shorten equipment life. A chemical descaler is an easy and effective way to remove deposits like scale, limescale, struvite, and rust. Chemical descalers act on calcium carbonate, sulfate, and silica buildup to break them down and flush them from the system. Chemical scale removal can be accomplished in several ways, but it is most effective when the chemical is pumped through the piping and connections of a system.
Due to limescale deposits that build up over time, some symptoms will be gradual. However, small changes in equipment efficiency can indicate limescale growth. Listed below are some additional signs you need to address your limescale issue:
1. The cost of operating the chiller is increasing (such as due to pump failures or high head pressure that causes the chiller to shut down).
2. Downtime has increased.
3. The cost of heating and cooling is steadily rising.
4. High head pressures, elevated pump readings, or poor equipment performances on your boilers, chillers, heat exchangers, or towers.
Read this case study to see how Wagner-Meinert reduced head pressure from 423 PSI to 254 PSI, a 40% reduction with a chemical descaler.
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