Acid Cleaning - A New, Safer Alternative

Acid cleaning has always meant removing metal from the system- Until Now

Not much has changed in the field of removing scale from condensers and heat exchange equipment.  Using acids in contact with steel and copper strikes fear into owners and managers who envision replacing costly components and, the equipment is not in service.

Scale means there are other problems that should be addressed, but while scaled, the cost of energy to run that equipment can easily double or triple, dramatically affecting the budget! And, in the case of HVAC equipment, scale can mean the system cannot provide the necessary cooling to tenants.

Today, there is an alternative technology that does not harm system metallurgy, yet can remove carbonaceous scale as fast as older hydrochloric acid methods.  This tecnology will not remove copper, steel, iron, or stainless steel from your system!

The video below demonstrates the safety and the efficiency of this product technology.  This product can be held in your hand, yet is still strong enough to remove calcium carbonate!  Also, there is no smell like regular hdrochloric acid, so ventilation is not a problem!  Safe enough to handle with no harm to metals, yet aggressive enough to remove scale and deposits from any system.  A win-win for your system and you!

If you have a condenser or heat exchanger that has scale, but you  cannot afford to damage or remove metal from the tubes, let us demonstrate this technology in your office.   

Call 281-456-8810 


1.  Is this a hydrochloric acid product?

       A.   Yes, it contains hydrochloric acid.  However, through a proprietary process, the product is blended with other components that  take away the two most negative traits of hydrochloric acid, the smell and the handling.

2  Is this a new product?

      A.  No.  This product has been in use in the petrochemical industry for over twenty five years.

3.  Who came up with this technology?

     A.  A chemist in a chemical plant who was looking to clean some plant exchangers but was not satisfied with the conventional acids that were removing metal from the equipment.

4.  Is this a patented product?

     A. No. It was not patented because a patent requires the ingredients be identified. When the patent expires, it is open market knowledge.  The chemist did not want this to happen.

5.  Can't a large, well equipped corporate laboratory just "reverse engineer" this product?

     A.  That is a possibility, however, just knowing what is in a product does not insure it can be formulated to duplicate the original product. The intracacies of the blending and mixing of the individual components in the right percentages, strengths and at the correct pH and temperatures, makes the reproduction of this product highly unlikely.

6.  Is this product available to purchase ?

     A.  Yes.  However, SWS of Texas, Inc. will not warrant the effectiveness of the product if it is used improperly by a third party.

7.  So how does my company clean our exchangers using this new technology?

     A.  Excellent question!  SWS of Texas, Inc. has a division that specializes in proper use and application of this product.  The OLC Services division has the equipment, personnel and experience to clean any size heat exchanger or condenser, and perform the job without damaging the equipment.

8.  How do I request more information?

     A.  Call our office at 281 456-8810

                Shelby Howell - VP-Operations and Engineering

                James Brown - Field Operations Manager


Safe Hydrochloric Acid For Cleaning Heat Exchangers

       A hydrochloric acid product that will not damage or attack base metals like iron, steel, copper, brass and stainless steels, yet remove

                                 carbonaceous and other deposits.  Self passivating of base metals, safe to handle and available now!

                                                               Why not use 21st century technology instead of "the old stuff"?