Marine Products / XScale Marine Descaler / USNS FISHER (T-AKR 301)

CASE STUDY:

USNS FISHER (T-AKR 301) Length: 954 feet

THE PROBLEM: Barnacle and Scale Buildup on Valves

Crew had been removing barnacle and scale buildup on the cooling system valves by hand at a rate of 2 hours per 3“ valve to 16 hours for the larger 26” valves pictured here. Using our Naval approved XScale Marine Descaler, we were able to conduct a test on the USNA FISHER, which was docked in Corpus Christi, TX and transported to Boston Ship Repair for maintenance and inspection.

THE SOLUTION:

For a comparative test, valves were dipped in EarthSafe Xscale Marine Descaler solution at room temperature with no recirculation until scale was completely removed.

THE RESULTS:

The results were complete scale removal on the 3” valves in 30 minutes (75% faster) and complete scale removal on the 26” valves in 2 hours (88% faster) with zero corrosion or harm to any valve components.

Total time, labor and materials expense for the job was lowered by over $20,000 as a result of using EarthSafe Xscale for scale removal. At the end of the job, the spent solution was safe and approved for disposal into the local sewer system.