MRO Magazine

Liquid cleans thermal oil systems without need for shutdown

Large continuously-operating hot oil systems can be brought back to peak performance in minimal downtime without shutdown and overhaul using the Paratherm LC system cleaner liquid, which dissolves and suspends accumulated sludge deposits while the...


June 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Large continuously-operating hot oil systems can be brought back to peak performance in minimal downtime without shutdown and overhaul using the Paratherm LC system cleaner liquid, which dissolves and suspends accumulated sludge deposits while the system continues to run. Setup consists of replacing 10% of existing fluid with the LC liquid and inserting a 100-micron element in the sidestream filter. After the liquid begins circulating and sludge deposits are loosened and released into the flow, filter elements should be reduced progressively over time to 50-micron, and then to 25-micron. When circulation continues for a day without the need to change a 25-micron element, the system is ready to be drained and recharged with new LC heat transfer fluid.

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