Goodway Technologies, Stamford, Conn., and SWEP have formed a partnership to offer descaling solutions for SWEP industrial heat exchangers to help processes maintain efficiency and optimal heat transfer.
Brazed plate heat exchangers transfer energy with high efficiency and minimal thermal loss. When operating in environments with high temperatures or hard water, scale deposits from minerals within the water source may fall out of suspension and adhere to the heat transfer surface, creating an insulating barrier. This can have a detrimental impact on the heat exchanger’s performance and efficiency. In addition to efficiency loss, continued scale buildup can act as a breeding ground for particulate fouling, which can result in corrosion issues.
According to the companies, Goodway’s ScaleBreak-MP effectively cleans brazed heat exchangers without affecting the equipment’s long-term integrity. Comprised of a blend of corrosion inhibitors and wetting and penetrating agents, the cleaner dissolves scale deposits into a liquid suspension, allowing them to be flushed out of brazed plate heat exchangers with no residual solution.
SWEP has tested and verified the compatibility of ScaleBreak-MP with its products and found them completely safe. According to Goodway, the partnership gives processors using SWEP heat exchangers a resource for ongoing clean-in-place operations.