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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.

lee kremer

Lee Kremer
Stellar Solutions, Inc.

McHenry, Illinois

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