How to Choose the Right Chemical Descaler

Scale and mineral buildup cost businesses millions in lost efficiency every year. But how do you know if you have a limescale problem? Look for these three big issues

  1. System inefficiency/pumps working harder
  2. Increase in operating costs
  3. Equipment failure

 

Once this issue is identified, you want to start looking for the right solution-specific systems. So, we've created a guide to help you find the best solution that will rid your machine of efficiency depleting scale.

Chemical descaling solutions and clean-in-place pump systems utilized for cleaning water-operated equipment can vary substantially throughout various industries. Using the correct cleaning procedure methodologies is crucial to a successful cleaning. Whether your specific industry is HVAC, manufacturing, petrochemical, power generation, pulp & paper, or anywhere in between, we offer the correct tools and solutions to make your preventive maintenance program successful.

Let's see what will work best for you.

Did You Know?

Many common descaling solutions on the market are hydrochloric acid-based. No matter how the manufacturer dresses up the acid’s name, it's hydrochloric acid. This is because HCl is regarded as fast and aggressive towards calcium carbonate.

SELECTING THE RIGHT CHEMICAL

Goodway® blends three liquid descaling solutions under the ScaleBreak® family name. We have our original blend ScaleBreak, ScaleBreak-SS, and ScaleBreak-MP.  All three descalers are biodegradable, designed for special applications, and are available in different sizing.

 

 

 

 

SCALEBREAK®

SCALEBREAK® descaler quickly dissolves mineral deposits like limescale safely. This high-performance biodegradable industrial descaler will quickly dissolve calcium, lime, rust, and other types of deposits from passages in water-cooled or heated equipment, like chiller tubes, boiler tubes, brazed plate heat exchangers, and so much more. It is safe for use on steel, iron, brass, copper, plastic, and rubber. When used as directed, it will help improve the operating efficiency and extend the life of your equipment.

 

SCALEBREAK®-SS

SCALEBREAK®-SS industrial descaler is specifically designed for descaling stainless steel and is for the safe removal of scale and struvite deposits. This biodegradable descaler contains no HCL (Hydrochloric acid) yet retains the dissolving rate and speed frequently associated with more aggressive base components.  ScaleBreak-SS base properties are safe for the prolonged exposure to stainless steel and eliminate the long-term potential of hydrogen embrittlement.  Protect your stainless steel investment and use ScaleBreak-SS, the top choice for professionals.

 

SCALEBREAK®-MP

SCALEBREAK®-MP descaler quickly dissolves mineral deposits like limescale safely. This high-performance biodegradable industrial descaler will quickly dissolve calcium, lime, rust, and other types of deposits from passages in water-cooled or heated equipment, like chiller tubes, boiler tubes, brazed plate heat exchangers, and so much more. It is safe for use on steel, iron, brass, copper, plastic, and rubber. When used as directed, it will help improve the operating efficiency and extend the life of your equipment.

 

SELECTING THE RIGHT DESCALING PUMP SYSTEM

We’ve helped people descale for a long time, and we find that the best way is to combine our ScaleBreak with our GDS Clean-in-place Scale Removal systems. Our GDS systems effectively pump the ScaleBreak chemical through your systems and offer advanced features like flow reversal to increase the descaling performance. Using clean in place (CIP) technology, you are able to remove limescale, calcium, and mineral deposits as well as rust from HVAC and process manufacturing equipment without disassembling it. These systems are perfect for plate and frame heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, heat exchanger tubes, evaporative coolers, pumps, boiler tubes, chiller tubes, and virtually any hydronic system. Our GDS Clean-in-place systems come in various sizes and flow rates to ensure your preventive maintenance cleaning is successful. 

Please reach out to Goodway today and allow us the opportunity to show how we can help you.