RYDLYME Biodegradable Descaler

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RYDLYME biodegradable descaler is used to safely remove scale deposits from boilers, chillers, cooling towers, condensers, heat exchangers, struvite and even more!

Biodegradable and NSF/ANSI/CAN 60 certified.

*tanker sizes available upon request.

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Product Description

RYDLYME Biodegradable Industrial Descaler

RYDLYME Biodegradable Descaler is used to safely and efficiently dissolve tough mineral deposits such as water scale, limescale, calcium, and rust from boilers, chillers, cooling towers, condensers, heat exchangers, struvite, and more!

Recommended by the U.S. Navy and countless OEMs, RYDLYME descaling chemical is NSF-registered for use in various industries and applications including beverage, pharmaceutical, bottling, and food processing plants, as well as NSF/ANSI standard 60-certified as a cleaner for potable water systems and manufactured in an ISO 9001 Certified Facility.

Safety, Speed, and Convenience in One Descaler

RYDLYME biodegradable descaler is as much as 12x faster than other chemical descalers, with most cleaning applications completed within a few hours. Unlike mechanical cleaning methods (e.g. brushing, rodding, hydro blasting), RYDLYME descaler can be circulated through equipment or system without arduous and costly dismantling. For many plants and facilities, a shutdown can cost thousands, even millions of dollars. In most cases, an online or direct injection cleaning with RYDLYME descaler can be set up for circulation or single-pass to avoid a shutdown!

A Truly Safe & Biodegradable Descaler

RYDLYME  descaler is the ONLY product of its kind that is truly non-toxic and non-corrosive! Unlike other chemical descalers and traditional harsh acids, RYDLYME descaler can be safely handled by personnel (you can even hold it in your hand without injury!) and there are NO transportation or handling restrictions! It can be safely disposed of in normal plant sewers, even in the case of an accidental spill at full-concentration!

RYDLYME  descaler is certified by an EPA-approved testing laboratory as a fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly chemical, even at 100% concentration WITHOUT neutralization! While other chemical descalers claim to be biodegradable, it does not equate to overall safety. In fact, some of them are classified as hazardous chemicals and have special handling requirements.

RYDLYME biodegradable descaler is safe on:

  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Fiber
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Glass
  • Nickel
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
  • Ceramic
  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel

and other materials found in water-based equipment or systems.

For nearly 80 years, RYDLYME biodegradable industrial chemical descaler has been used to safely and efficiently dissolve tough mineral deposits such as water scale, limescale, calcium, and rust. This revolutionary descaler is fortified with a complex formula of wetting and penetrating agents that dissolve into a solution for quick and easy disposal.
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Product Features

  • Biodegradable
  • Dissolves 2.2 lbs of scale per gallon of RYDLYME
  • NSF/ANSI/CAN 60 certified
  • Non-corrosive and safe for personnel

Shipping Weight

RYDLYME  1 Gallon (RYD01) – 10 lbs.

RYDLYME  4 Gallon Case (RYD04) – 38 lbs.

RYDLYME  5 Gallon Jug (RYD05) – 49 lbs.

RYDLYME  30 Gallon Drum  (RYD30) – 290 lbs.

RYDLYME  55 Gallon Drum (RYD55) – 520 lbs.

RYDLYME  330 Gallon Tote (RYD330) – 3,085 lbs.



SDS & Specifications


Q: If RYDLYME contains HCl (hydrochloric acid), how can it be safe on my skin?

A: Though the active ingredient is HCl, there is less than 10% of the acid, and it’s only one element of the overall formula. Couple this with the special way it’s blended, and you have a nice balance of safety, biodegradability, and effectiveness. That’s what makes RYDLYME so unique and why similar products fall short.

Q: Since RYDLYME contains HCl, should I be concerned about corrosion on stainless steel, such as hydrogen embrittlement?

A: There is no need to worry about hydrogen embrittlement. When used properly, RYDLYME’s unique formula will not corrode stainless steel or virtually any metal or material associated with water-based equipment.

Q: Does RYDLYME need to be used at a 100% concentration or should it be diluted?

A: RYDLYME is a powerful and concentrated descaler. Depending on the application, severity of buildup, and available time, RYDLYME can be diluted down to 25% while still maintaining its full effectiveness. To find out the proper dilution ratio for your specific application, please Contact Us.

Q: How long will it take for RYDLYME to dissolve the buildup in my equipment/system?

A: Though most cleaning applications can be completed within a few hours, actual cleaning times depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the equipment/system, the severity of buildup, and the method of circulation. Contact Us for an evaluation of your scaling problem and equipment to determine the proper amount of RYDLYME and the circulation method that should be used.

Q: How can I tell when RYDLYME is finished cleaning my system?

A: In addition to experiencing improved performance, you can perform either a calcium carbonate spot test or a pH test. These tests are explained in detail in our Testing the Effectiveness of RYDLYME information sheet.

Q: In regards to your seashell demo online and in-person, I’ve seen other products doing the same thing with dissolving the shell in their chemical. What’s so special about RYDLYME?

A: Look at those videos again. Are they dropping the shell into a container or the palm of their hand? As previously mentioned, the safety element of RYDLYME is unmatched. You can put it in your hand or equipment without harm. Also, have an added piece of mind that you, your personnel, and the facility are safe in the unfortunate event of an accident, such as a spill or equipment failure.

Q: Is RYDLYME safe in food processing or drinking water applications?

A: Yes! RYDLYME is NSF/ANSI Standard 60-certified, meaning it is approved as a safe drinking water treatment chemical. It is also NSF-registered for use in industries such as beverage, pharmaceutical, bottling, and food processing plants.

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