CHEMICAL CLEANING SOLVENTS: AMMONIATED CITRIC ACID FOR THE REMOVAL OF WATERSIDE DEPOSITS FROM BOILERS ON OPERATING NAVY SHIPS
The project was initiated to determine whether a 3 percent solution of ammoniated citric acid can remove nominal amounts of hard adhering waterside deposits from operating boilers, and whether it would be practical to clean boiler watersides with this descalant at scheduled intervals. The ammoniated citric acid formulation was found to be an effective descalant for the removal of moderate amounts of hard adhering deposits. However, ammoniated citric acid is effective in removing preoperational deposits from new construction boilers and deposits high in iron oxide (90 percent and above).
Naval Ship Engineering CenterPhiladelphia Division
Philadelphia, PA United States
- Rementer, F
- Publication Date: 1972-6-5
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Boilers; Cleansers; Corrosion protection; Equipment maintenance; Films (Coatings); Oxides
- Old TRIS Terms: Boiler cleaning compounds; Boiler maintenance; Corrosion scale removal; Oxide films
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00041255
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NAVSECPHILADIV-A1385Int Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM