Posted on: May 16th, 2023 by Apex Team

Cooling tower & chiller descaling with RYDLYME

If you own or operate a cooling tower and chiller system, you know how important it is to keep it running efficiently. Over time, scale and mineral buildup can accumulate on the interior surfaces of the system, reducing heat transfer efficiency and causing the system to work harder to maintain the desired temperature. This can lead to higher energy bills, increased maintenance costs, and even system failure. Fortunately, RYDLYME Descaler can help with cooling tower & chiller descaling.

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Recently, RYDLYME Descaler was used to descale a cooling tower and chiller in the same loop, with excellent results. Here’s how it was done:

Step 1: Preparation
Before starting the descaling process, the system was thoroughly inspected and assessed to determine the extent of the scale buildup. The water was drained from the cooling tower, and the chiller was isolated to prevent the descaler from circulating through other parts of the system. Safety precautions were taken by the operators.

Step 2: Application
RYDLYME Descaler was mixed with water to the recommended concentration, and then pumped into the cooling tower and chiller loop. The solution was circulated for several hours to allow the descaler to dissolve and remove the scale buildup. During this time, the pH level of the solution was monitored and adjusted as needed to ensure that it remained within the recommended range.

Step 3: Rinse and Inspection
Once the descaler had been circulated for the recommended amount of time, the solution was drained from the system, and the system was thoroughly rinsed with clean water.

Step 4: Results
After the descaling process was completed, the cooling tower and chiller were reconnected and started up. The system was monitored for several days to ensure that it was running efficiently and effectively. The operators reported that the system was running more efficiently.

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