Scale Removal from Stainless Parts


Q: Can Alconox Inc. recommend a detergent for scale removal from stainless parts in an ultrasonic?

A: Sure can. The best scale removing detergent for manual cleaning of stainless steel parts is Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent. Citranox detergent is a mild acid, high chelating detergent for high performance removal of metal oxides, scale, salts and inorganic residues in manual and ultrasonic cleaning. It is also corrosion inhibited and free rinsing for reliable results and no interfering residues.

Acidic detergents excel at removing inorganics like salts, scale and other acid labile residues.

For your parts, use a warm 2% solution (20 mL/L) for your ultrasonic cleaner. With a foaming cleaner like Citranox detergent, you may also soak and scrub. In all cases, thoroughly rinsing in deioinized water leaves you with a residue free, scale free surface.

If those who are looking to utilize a washer for this application, Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse is your low foaming, scale removal option.

Other metals including brass, copper, aluminum, tool steel and much more can be safely cleaned with Citranox and Citrajet detergents.

To request these, or any Alconox Inc. detergents for free, please complete the questionnaire at Get Sample.  For more information about any one of our Alconox, Inc. detergents, consult the technical bulletin for each product. Or click here to access each of our detergent’s  Safety Data Sheets.

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