Chemical cleaning of industrial systems
In addition to mechanical cleaning of industrial applications, it is also possible to chemically clean according to the CIP method (clean in place). In this method, a chemical flushing system is used to circulate a special chemical fluid through the plates or tubes of, for example, a heat exchanger. This makes it possible to quickly and effectively clean an installation, even with heavy contamination such as limescale. With a correct CIP cleaning one also needs to dismantle fewer parts, so that the downtime of the installation remains as short as possible. Below you will find again all the advantages of CIP:
- Little disassembly work, which allows a shorter downtime.
- Effective cleaning when using correct equipment and chemical agent. (Also possible to remove heavy contamination such as limescale)
- A preventive CIP program ensures optimal efficiency and system life.
Innovative flushing systems
Goodway offers several flushing systems for chemical cleaning. Each system has advantages and disadvantages and is suitable for a specific range of applications. Flushing systems are available for smaller applications such as plate and tubular heat exchangers. In addition, larger flushing systems, such as the GDS-100 are also available.
All systems combine high flow with a buffer tank, virtually eliminating the need for other peripherals. This makes it easier for the end customer or contractor to perform the CIP. Furthermore, the smaller pumps also have a flow-reverser. This allows the flow of the flushing system to be reversed at once, perfect for removing built-up gases and therefore speeding up cleaning time.
Chemical agent Scalebreak-MP
Scalebreak-MP (multi-purpose) is the most widely used chemical cleaning product of Goodway Benelux. This is because it is ADR-free, biodegradable and can be used on almost any material. In addition, rubber gaskets remain unaffected during cleaning with Scalebreak-MP, so little or no new parts are needed. For preventive CIP cleaning of installations that are contaminated with limescale, among other things, our experts always recommend Scalebreak-MP.
Applications within the industry
A chemical CIP is almost always possible to perform, regardless of the industry. If the system is suffering from scale formation that cannot be easily removed, CIP may be the solution. It is important to choose the right flushing system as well as the chemical for your cleaning application. When the correct equipment/agent is used, the chance of success is the highest. In addition, when the correct pump is used the cleaning time will be as short as possible.
If you do not know which flushing system and/or agent is right for you, our experts will be happy to help. Please contact our customer service team.