Scale removal is an important maintenance activity on heat exchangers and other industrial water handling equipment. Over time, calcium carbonate from hard water builds up on the surfaces of pipes and heat exchangers, reducing water flow and heat-transfer efficiency. Harsh minerals and organic acids such as muriatic acid are sure to solve the problem quickly but pose safety hazards due to high corrosivity. To achieve fast-acting scale removal on a safer level, Cortec has introduced EcoClean Scale and Rust Remover HP, which competes with some of the safer fastest-acting products on the market.
Industrial strength scale removal
EcoClean Scale and Rust Remover HP is a great industrial strength product to periodically clear away scale buildup on all water-contacting equipment surfaces in a variety of industrial systems, such as heat exchangers, chillers, condensors and pipes.
It also removes corrosion on multiple metal types and contains powerful corrosion inhibitors to counteract the aggressiveness of acids on metals. Immersion in the product produces the best results for most substrates and often works within five minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of scale and corrosion. Light abrasion helps speed up penetration and removal of corrosion products. Application should be followed with a neutralising cleaner for further protection. EcoClean Scale and Rust Remover HP has higher potency than its main market equivalent and can be used multiple times if filtered and monitored for pH after use.
In addition to its scale removal abilities, the best thing abou the new solution is its relative safety compared to other commonly used scale removal chemicals. Classified as only a mild skin irritant according to the OECD Principles of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), the scale and rust remover is drastically safer than muriatic acid. However, it is still considerably fast-acting and highly effective. While proper precautions should be taken, including the use of PPE, EcoClean Scale and Rust Remover HP is a much better route to scale removal in terms of worker safety. Since the product is classified as non-corrosive to mild-steel, it is non-regulated for ground shipments per US DOT, a great advantage for those distributing the product.