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Removing scale buildup on stainless
I have a calcium silicate scale buildup on a machine made with a thin Stainless steel plate. Hard to access the scale, but can easily fill with liquid. Can I dissolve the scale and not damage the metal?Billy Rice
MANUFACTURER - Belton, South Carolina, USA
To remove water scale build up in stainless steel heating or cooling jackets(Calcium Carbonate)a 10% by weight solution of Sulfamic Acid circulated at ambient temperature, should do the trick. You may have to replace spent solutions a few times through the processing as the reaction depletes. Rinse well!Arthur Romo
- El Monte, California, USA
I think you can use ordinary vinegar.
Good luck!Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
Citric acid formulations work very well for this, also.
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