FALCHEM TURBO WASH
CLEANING EXHAUST SIDE OF TURBO-BLOWERS
Turbo-wash may also used to help clean carbon and soot deposits from exhaust side of turbo-blowers. Use the same method as “A” above, observing engine and/or turbo-blower manufacturers recommendations and restrictions on operation speed. Generally, the washing period should be ten (10) minutes as frequently as found necessary. The turbine casing should be drained during cleaning and the turbo-charge parts should be thoroughly dried by operating the unit for as least ten (10) minutes after completing the solution introduction. After the ten minute drying period. Full speed operation can be resumed. Engine output should be reduced washing procedure. The turbo-charger speed should be reduced to 25% of maximum speed while introducing the solution.
CLEANING FUEL OIL HEATERS OR LUBE OIL COOLERS
For best results Turbo-wash should be circulated through the heat exchange unit for 6 to 8 hours depending on the amount of deposits present and the length of time since the last cleaning. When Turbo-wash is used as a preventive maintenance item periodically, circulating time can be substantially reduced Turbo-wash solution can be saved and reused until it becomes thoroughly contaminated. Contaminated flushing unit with kerosene before using Turbo-wash will prevent excessive dilution. During cleaning, solids may accumulate in reservoir drum. These solids may be removed by allowed the solution to settle and decanting clean liquid from the top. When cleaning of Turbo-wash has been reduced by excessive dilution with fuel
oil, the material can be dumped into bunker tanks and burned. For circulating Turbo-wash, a pump with a large discharge volume should be used in order to insure rapid flow through the unit. A 30 or 55-gallon drum fitted with wooden cover containing an opening for the discharge pipe can be used as a reservoir. Use enough Turbo-wash to fill the unit and piping and enough additional material to keep the reservoir one third full. Take pump suction from the reservoir and discharge into the lowest connection on the heat exchanger. Pipe the overflow from the highest point on the heat exchanger back into the reservoir. A fine mesh screen should be adapted to the reservoir return for removing large pieces, which become dislodged during the cleaning operation. To aid the dislodging of loosened particles, a method of back flushing can be used as indicated in schematic drawing showing recommended hook-ups for used of Turbo-wash
BURNER TIPS & CARBONIZED PARTS
Falchem Turbo-wash can be used for cleaning burner tips or carbonized parts, by allowing them to soak and then wiping them dry.
During operation, the fins and tubes of main engine air cooler become fouled with oil, grease, dust and carbonaceous matter. These substances are contaminants of air in the engine room and get deposited on the cooling surface. Deposits of these materials adversely affect the efficiency of air coolers, air compressor exhaust valves and other engine room equipment.
FALCHEM TURBO WASH penetrates the deposits, dissolving oily matter and loosening insoluble solids, so that they can be easily removed with compressed air or a stream of water. This chemical is also
used for cleaning the discs of the oil purifier centrifuges. Following are the recommended procedures for using FALCHEM TURBO WASH.
- FALCHEM TURBO WASH may be sprayed on the soiled parts, using a pressure spray system.
- After allowing the chemical to soak the oily deposits, the parts are cleaned with high-pressure water jet.