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Sublime® descaler is a water-based descaler containing wetting agents, corrosion inhibitors and degreasing compounds. It is designed to penetrate and remove encrusted lime scale, corrosion products, rust, and dirt from water-wetted surfaces in equipment. The solution removes lime scale in commercial and industrial applications without costly disassembly.

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Sublime® is a water-based solvent containing wetting agents, corrosion inhibitors, antifoam and degreasing compounds. It is designed to penetrate and remove encrusted lime scale, rust, corrosion products and dirt from water wetted surfaces in process equipment, e.g., exchangers and liquid-ring vacuum pumps. Sublime® can also be used to remove lime scale in commercial and industrial applications With a pleasant citrus-lime fragrance that  masks the obnoxious odors normally associated with dissolving water scale and corrosion, Sublime® changes from a pale yellow color to a vivid bluish-purple color
when it is spent. It is low foaming and quickly releases the carbon dioxide (CO2) gas generated by the reaction of lime scale with Sublime®.

  • Does not require pre-mixing; Does not separate
  • Effective- one gallon dissolves approx. 1.5 lbs. of scale
  • Safe- no special shipping, transportation or handling required
  • Rapidly biodegradable
  • Changes color from amber to purple when spent (pH 5.8)
  • Non-Hazardous, Non-Corrosive, Non-Flammable
  • Pleasant odor, Free rinsing and Low foaming
  • Re-usable, if not spent


Worried about the possibility of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) on your equipment? Our latest product offering, CFD-224, is a chloride free formulation formulated specifically to protect against SCC that can occur in some stainless heat transfer areas (i.e. tubes, plates, etc.). Those cracks can occur when excessive chlorides get into micro cracks of the stainless and causing damage due to high and low temperature variations due to normal process operation.

Sublime Descaler is designed for safe, efficient removal of lime deposits and water scale from:
– Heat exchangers, air compressors, power plant boilers, piping systems and evaporating equipment
– Water-wetted equipment in refineries, utilities, paper mills, chemical plants, foundries and rubber plants, to name a few.
– Food processing plants, meat packing plants and breweries. (NSF registered)
– Sewage disposal plants, water treatment facilities and other municipal water handling operations.
– Any piece of equipment that is water-cooled.

Because Sublime is such a safe and versatile lime scale remover, descaling maintenance can often be performed without a break in production.

No Disassembly – Sublime cleans equipment without expensive disassembly. Eliminates the need for intensive labor.

No Interruption – In many applications, you can clean while the system is in operation. Eliminates costly down time.

No Hiding – Scale can’t hide from Sublime. Sublime will flush it from small, inaccessible places that cannot otherwise be cleaned. Eliminates concealed scale!

Here are production problems caused by scale build-up the Sublime helps solve:

Volume – as pipes become restricted, pumping horsepower (and amperage) must be increased in order to maintain production volume.

Heat-Transfer – as exchange surfaces become fouled, thermal inefficiencies increase, compromising production.

Mechanical Failure – the weight of scale causes bearing failure in rotating equipment such as pumps and mixers.

Our descaler chemicals are available in -

5 and 6 gallon cases and 30, 55, 275, and 330 gallon totes.