Water-cooled condensers may require cleaning of scale (water deposits) due to improperly maintup may need to be cleaned in an open tower system due to inducted contaminants.ained closed-loop water systems. Sludge build
Local water conditions may cause excessive fouling or pitting of tubes. Condenser tubes should be cleaned at least once a year, or more often if the water is contaminated.
Proper water treatment can minimize tube fouling and pitting. If such conditions are anticipated, water treatment analysis is recommended. Refer to the System Design Manual, Part 5, for general water conditioning information.
Follow all safety codes. Wear safety glasses and rubber gloves when using inhibited hydrochloric acid solution. Observe and follow acid manufacturer’s instructions.
Warm solution acts faster, but cold solution is just as effective if applied for a longer period.
GRAVITY FLOW METHOD (FIG. 26)
FORCED CIRCULATION METHOD (FIG. 27)
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