Chemical descaling and cleaning are two of the most efficient and effective ways to remove built-up scale on industrial water systems. Over the life time of water systems, scale, greases and oil build up within the system, especially in systems that have not been regularly maintained with adequate water treatment systems and flushes. Systems located within hard water areas are also more susceptible to excessive scale build up, resulting in low fuel efficiency and heat transfer.
This build-up of scale and other system deposits can greatly reduce the efficiency of system parts such as boilers and heat exchangers, and can be difficult to remove with general cleaning. A boiler with just 1mm of scale deposit can waste up to 9% of its fuel intake as it struggles to heat system water, heat exchanges with high levels of scale deposit can decrease the system pressure along with wasting fuel as heat transfer becomes less efficient.