According to Goodway Technologies (Stamford, CT), industrial heat transfer products that utilize water at some point will lose efficiency due to mineral buildup. To combat this issue, Goodway offers a small, portable scale removal system to effectively perform clean-in-place descaling within a facility. The GDS-C40, along with ScaleBreak liquid descaler, is used to remove limescale, calcium and mineral deposits, rust and other contaminants from HVAC and other industrial hydronic equipment.
The presence of scale and deposits can act as an insulation barrier on heat transfer surfaces which impact the actual loss of heat transfer and operational efficiencies. Even a small amount of scale can increase energy consumption dramatically. Common cleaning applications include boilers, chillers, condensers, shell & tube and plate type heat exchangers, including brazed plate, and vacuum pumps along with any other water operated piece of equipment.