Acid Flushing for Chill Rolls
A Critical Maintenance Service for Liquid Filled Rollers
Never Acid Flushed Chill Roll Inner Shell
The result of not acid flushing. This badly oxidized chill roll required a full rebuild.
Never Acid Flushed Inner Shell
This inner shell was removed as part of total roll rebuild, mainly caused by a lack of regular acid flushing services.
Rust from Oxidized Chill Roll
All this is what gets trapped inside the roller when it's not acid flushed. This roller required a full rebuild.
Initial Flushing. This is typically what we see when acid flushing begins. Sludge like this is harder to remove the longer it sits in the roller, which is why we recommend annual acid flushing maintenance.
Day 2 of Flushing
Day 2 - Menges will flush your roller for up to 3 days. This duration is necessary to break-down the mix of hardened debris particles. The output color changes as different chemicals & materials are flushed out.
Day 3 of Flushing
Day 3 - Rust, calcium deposits, and industrial oils are notoriously difficult to break down, which is why we continue the process for several days. Here, on day 3, we're seeing a reduction in particulate matter.
The Result - After 3 full days of chemical baths, high-pressure washes and continuous flushing, we have positive results. When conducted annually, acid flushing maintains uniform thermal transfer & extends roller life.
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The Menges Team will analyze your needs to determine the optimal roll configuration for your application. Call 847-487-8877 or click today and get started on an industry-leading heat-transfer roller from Menges Roller Company – the leaders in double-shell technology. We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.
SPEND A LITTLE NOW - SAVE IN THE LONG RUN !
Acid flushing can save you from expensive chill roll rebuild and replacment costs. Like any good maintenance service, spending a little now saves money in the long run. Debris & scale result in poor flowrates and uneven thermal transfer, on both hot and cold rollers.
Annual acid washing prevents debris buildup in the first place, maintaining optimum heating & cooling. So don't take chances with your equipment, your processes or your job!
Call 847-487-8877 or click the button today to contact a Menges Engineer.
We can schedule a priority or rush acid flushing procedure and have you up & rolling in no time! We're here to help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.
Over time, liquid-filled heat transfer rollers can become clogged with coagulated chemicals, rust or mineral deposits. These foreign substances lead to low flowrates and poor thermal transfer, affecting your manufacturing processes.
With Menges' Acid Flushing Services, coagulants and oxidized particles are broken down and flushed out of the roll.
Acid flushing is recommended as a once-per-year preventive maintenance service. Annual acid flushing prevents unwanted compounds from building to high levels, which might damage the roller or impede thermal transfer.
Rush and priority turnaround times are available to minimize downtimes.
So speak with a Menges Engineer about acid flushing services - to keep your chill roll cold and your hot roll hot.