To keep your HVAC heat exchangers working efficiently and for a longer lifespan, check out this proven descaling solution

by Brianna Crandall — January 8, 2019 — Goodway Technologies, a manufacturer of innovative industrial maintenance and cleaning solutions for over 50 years, has just announced a partnership with SWEP, a worldwide supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers for HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and industrial applications. The partnership is designed to bring a practical solution for the descaling of SWEP heat exchangers, to help maintain efficiency and optimal heat transfer.

According to SWEP, brazed plate heat exchangers are one of the most efficient ways to transfer heat, whether for heating or cooling. They are designed to provide high performance with low life-cycle cost, resulting in savings in space, energy and maintenance.

Square jug of descaling solution

Goodway’s ScaleBreak-MP Liquid Descaler is designed to effectively and quickly clean heat exchangers without impacting the long-term integrity of the equipment. Image courtesy Goodway

Tim Fregeau, director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, for Goodway Technologies, remarked:

Preventative maintenance is critical for the efficiency and operation of any water-operated piece of equipment. This partnership gives customers using SWEP heat exchangers confidence that they have a high-quality product in place with a valuable resource for ongoing clean-in-place solutions.

SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers transfer energy with high efficiency and minimal thermal loss. When operating in environments where hard water occurs, or with high temperatures, scale deposits from minerals within the water source may fall out of suspension and adhere to the heat transfer surface, creating an insulating barrier, points out Goodway. This may have a detrimental impact on the heat exchanger’s performance and efficiency.

In addition to efficiency loss, continued scale build can act as a breeding ground for particulate fouling, which can result in corrosion issues, adds Goodway. Preventive maintenance is said to be the key to maintaining optimal heat exchange efficiency and lengthening the operating lifespan of the heat exchanger.

Goodway’s ScaleBreak-MP Liquid Descaler is designed to effectively and quickly clean heat exchangers without impacting the long-term integrity of the equipment. ScaleBreak-MP is comprised of a unique blend of corrosion inhibitors, wetting and penetrating agents. The biodegradable descaling solution will safely dissolve scale deposits into a liquid suspension, allowing them to be flushed out of brazed plate heat exchangers, leaving no residual solution. SWEP has tested and verified the compatibility of ScaleBreak-MP with their products and found them completely safe.

Adam Dahlquist, business development manager of SWEP, stated:

SWEP and Goodway both understand the value of investing in proper maintenance and the impact it can have on overall operations and efficiency. We’re looking forward to this joint effort to make it easy for our customers to find efficient, safe and reliable maintenance solutions.

In addition to descaling liquids, Goodway offers a variety of pumping systems to aid in the transfer of ScaleBreak-MP throughout the heat exchanger to increase descaler performance and speed up operation. For more information on Goodway’s wide selection of clean-in-place solutions or to learn more about their consulting services, SWEP customers can contact Goodway at 800-333-7467 or visit the SWEP/Goodway partnership page online.