Boiler Wash is an alkaline solution that appears clear. It contains 2-butoxyethanol and disodium trioxosilicate, both at 0%-4% by concentration, and potassium hydroxide at 3%-8% by concentration. Boiler Wash is used to remove scale, corrosion, oil, grease, and rust from new boilers, closed loops, heat exchange tubes, surfaces, towers, and offline boilers.
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Boiler Wash Benefits:
- Low reactivity
- Removes a variety of types of dirt and grime
- Available in bulk for industrial use
Boiler Wash Applications:
Boiler Wash water treatment solution removes scale, corrosion, oil, grease, and rust from new boilers, closed loops, heat exchange tubes, surfaces, towers, and offline boilers.
Fire-tube Boilers: When using Boiler Wash in fire-tube boilers, the boiler must be filled with water and the top manhole or hand-hole must remain open. The Boiler Wash should be added at a rate of 1-2 gallons per 100 gallons of water. Once the solution is added, the boiler should be turned on, allowed to heat up, then shut off once the water starts boiling. For an hour after, the boiler can be switched on for 1 minute every 15 minutes to prevent the water from overflowing. Once this is complete, the boiler can be drained and rinsed.
Towers: Boiler Wash should be used at a rate of 1 gallon per 1,000 gallons of water. The addition of Boiler Wash into the tower requires the bleed valve to be closed and the circulation pump running to allow circulation in the system. After 1-2 hours, the lowest bleed valves may be opened to begin to drain the dirty solution. The Boiler Wash can be left in the tower for a few hours to recirculate and bleed. The bleed rate can then be returned to its regular rate and normal tower treatment can be administered at 4x its regular dose.