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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

BLASTOMATIC system

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The method of electrolytic descaling developed by Wilson Taylor. The method consists of current distribution points (CDP), which are hung inside the area to be cleaned. The CDPs, manufactured from conductive materials and placed in PVC sleeves, are connected via a distributor to a DC supply in the system container. Then, it is connected to an external AC supply. Once Blastomatic has been installed, the tank to be descaled is flooded with seawater and the equipment is left to run for up to 96 hours. A chemical reaction takes place which causes the scale and rust to drop off wherever steel, scale and rust meet. According to Wilson Taylor the system is at least 30% quicker than the conventional methods.

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