Stainless Steel Pipeline Cleaning

A pulp and paper mill was experiencing  1’’ calcium carbonate build up in a 3’’ stainless steel pipeline which connected to a tile dissolving tank. After numerous, dangerous and time consuming hydro-blasting attempts, an alternative solution was sought out. 

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!

 

CHALLENGE: A pulp & paper mill was experiencing calcium carbonate build up within their stainless steel pipeline.
SOLUTION: A total of 1320 gallons of RYDLYME was circulated through the stainless steel pipeline for 5 hours.
RESULTS: The stainless steel pipeline was returned to bare metal! No longer was the mill experiencing a slow trickle but rather a powerful, steady flow! The mill is now implementing a preventative maintenance program to make sure this issue does not return!