Tailored pre-commissioning, commissioning and maintenance services are vital within the life cycle of a project. Chemical cleaning is often performed to ensure that piping systems, steam-generating equipment and other critical vessels are completely free of organic material, corrosion and other contaminants.
What is Chemical Cleaning?
Chemical cleaning uses chemical solutions to remove organic material, oils, grease, mineral deposits, iron and other matter from the interior of systems. Depending on the specific needs of the project, chemical cleaning can look a few different ways. It may involve the injection of chemicals into boiler water during firing, use of external flushing equipment and a heat source, or a combination of chemicals with a flow of steam. The chemicals used in the chemical cleaning process vary depending on the type of buildup and the material of the piping system. Acid-based cleaners are commonly used to remove rust and scale buildup, while alkaline cleaners are used for removing grease and oils.
Why is Chemical Cleaning Important?
The chemical cleaning process plays a vital role in maintaining the safety, efficiency and durability of large-scale industrial projects. As time progresses, corrosion, scale and other impurities build up within systems, resulting in reduced performance and costly shutdowns. Chemical cleaning helps ensure that piping systems stay structurally intact and unobstructed.
The B&W Difference
At B&W, we take safety and environmental considerations very seriously and offer our customers low-risk chemical cleaning solutions. Our chemical circulation hoses are constructed with the best materials available and to the industry’s highest standards. Temporary pipe spools are constructed to ASME B31.3 code standards and all pipe spools are fabricated with ANSI B16.5 flanges, virtually eliminating the potential for leaks.
We’ll evaluate your entire system utilizing P&IDs, erection isometrics, metallurgy and industry best practices to produce the safest and most efficient cleaning possible. From waste holding tanks to temporary steam generators to water demineralizers, our experienced technicians professionally manage third-party equipment and allow for the highest quality chemical cleaning as a turnkey solutions provider.
See Chemical Cleaning in Action
To take a look at B&W’s chemical cleaning in the field, learn more about a few of our recent projects.
At B&W, we’re committed to providing you with top-quality service, unmatched engineering expertise and solutions customized to your project’s unique needs. Contact us to discuss your chemical cleaning requirements and discover how our specialized services can benefit your project today!