High-pressure cleaning on board ship requires not only high-pressure water but the addition of suitable chemical cleaning-agents and the use of appropriate equipment. The author gives some general information on this cleaning method and its advantages over manual cleaning, and describes the "Euroclean" system of high-pressure cleaning, in which "Cleanship" chemicals, specially developed for shipboard application, are used in the cleaning-water. The system is in use in over 3,000 ships for the cleaning of decks, holds, machinery spaces, and victualling areas. The Cleanship chemicals can be diluted by up to 200:1, according to the job in hand and the treated water does not usually need heating; anti-pollution requirements have been taken into account in their composition. The water, as a pressure of 50 bars, is pumped through a flexible hose to the hand-held outlet pipe, where a nozzle chosen to suit the particular job discharges the water in a fine spray; this cleans thoroughly without damaging any sensitive parts, and can penetrate into crevices difficult to reach by other means. The standard reciprocating pumps are suitable for water preheated up to 60 degrees C; a range of pumps, nozzles, brushes, and other equipment is also available for special purposes. Water heating, if required, is by a high-efficiency oil-fired heater. Portable systems, powered by a.c. or d.c. or by compressed air, and fixed systems with three to five pumps and connections throughout the ship, are available. The article gives further information on these Euroclean systems, which are marketed throughout the world. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,655.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Borlaug, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-12


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00179636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM