This book presents new developments that have affected the commercial use of chemicals and devices to clean industrial equipment. This second edition will emphasize the mechanisms of important cleaning processes and solvents and will give an overview of the science and technology of the formation and removal of fouling deposits in the industrial equipment environment. It is directed to a general technically trained audience, with emphasis placed on the basic chemical and mechanical principles of industrial cleaning (IC).
Author Wayne W. Frenier, FNACE, introduces this edition by describing the environment in which damaging deposits occur and reviews the technical aspects of IC in the wide variety of industrial plants where fouling may impede production or compromise safety. Subsequent chapters discuss aspects of the formation of inorganic scales and organic process deposits, including the driving chemical forces for deposit formation and the methods for deposit removal.
Successful treatment design requires the operator to:
• Understand the problem
• Evaluate solution options
• Design and execute cleaning procedures
• Perform a safe treatment
• Evaluate the results
Each major section and most subsections include reviews and the consensus of the current literature. The scope of this book is limited to fouling phenomena in a wide range of industrial equipment, including power generation, pulp and paper, chemical production, and downstream petroleum refineries and gas plants. This discussion will not specifically include cleaning or inhibition of scale in transmission pipelines, but many of the techniques and technologies needed are like those described here and could be applied with appropriate modifications.
2018 NACE E-Book