STAINLESS STEEL PIPELINE CLEANING
A pulp and paper mill was experiencing 1’’ calcium carbonate build-up in a 3’’ stainless steel pipeline that connected to a tile dissolving tank. After numerous, dangerous, and time-consuming hydro-blasting attempts, an alternative solution was sought.
After some discussion, RYDLYME was determined to be the best solution for dissolving the calcium carbonate issue the plant was experiencing. After determining the quantity of RYDLYME needed for a 50% dilution ratio, four (330-gallon) totes were purchased for this project.
After 5 hours of circulation, the once scale-ridden pipeline was returned to its full 3’’ inside diameter! The mill was now able to get a healthy, steady flow out of the end of the pipeline versus a small trickle before the cleaning!
The mill is now implementing a preventative maintenance program to make sure the pipeline doesn’t build up calcium like it once had!