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How to Guides and Advice: Limescale & Calcium Removal Advice
Limescale or Calcium Scale is a major problem for many industries who rely on water equipment such as pipes, pumps, heat exchangers, boilers and cooling towers. Even small amounts of limescale build-up in systems like these can result in dramatic energy use increases, not to mention reduced flow rates and lost production. In some cases, components affected by limescale can become the root cause of large and extremely costly failures of expensive equipment.
Whilst limescale is a big problem, treating it is generally not difficult - with the right tools and advice. Find out more about limescale and how to deal with it here.
27th April 2016 |
Limescale deposits are caused by small amounts of naturally occurring minerals in both fresh and salt water. These minerals form deposits over time especially when heat is also present. Limescale deposit is particularly common in machinery and equipment that involves heating elements and heat transfer elements. You can find out more about limescale in this article.
Limescale (or Calcium Scale) is a hard, off-white chalky substance often found on the metallic parts of water-operated machinery. It is particularly common in machinery and equipment that involves heating elements (such as boilers) or heat transfer elements (such as heat exchangers). Limescale is also found in metal pipes, pumps, filters and other water equipment to varying degrees, depending on water quality. The build up of this scale, over time, can severely interfere with efficiency and reliability of machinery, pipework and processes leading to decreased efficiency and costly failures.
Removal of limescale build-up can be achieved through mechanical or chemical descaling. Chemical descaling with a limescale remover is usually the fastest and most cost effective option. Chemical limescale removal is faster, cheaper and more thorough than mechanical methods however there are a few critical considerations when selecting a chemical de-scaling agent.
For limescale removal from of heat exchangers, condensers and chillers we recommend chemical treatment with Triple7 Enviroscale. Triple7 Enviroscale is a formulation of surfactants and worksafe acids that will not harm equipment or endanger workers.
Pumps and pipes effected by calcium and limescale can be chemically treated to remove deposits even if completely blocked using a combination of Triple7 Heavy Duty and Enviroscale.