Dealing with Scale Deposits in Maritime Environments

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Maritime Scale Deposits

Within ocean water, dissolved solids lead to limescale deposits in offshore equipment systems.

The build-up of limescale (calcium carbonate) deposits present problems, particularly in water-cooled engine jackets, as well as in heat exchangers, for production of hot water service for crew and passengers. In ship wastewater piping, scale deposits will block off lines and scale up tanks, as well cause adverse effects on pump seals and valves.

Boilers, steam turbines, and ballast systems are also vulnerable to scale build-up of and subsequent problems of overheat, shut down, or blockages.

Limescale and calcium deposits in these equipment systems can be effectively remedied by the use of inhibited acid descaling. Descalers quickly dissolve calcium, lime, rust, and other types of deposits, from passages in water-cooled, or heated equipment, as described.

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