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The importance of effective cement removal

Feb 7, 2017

Marine cleaning products

Cleaning surfaces of cement deposits and build-ups of limescale is a difficult enough process in the home or business premises, but the potential issues can be greatly magnified on board a vessel or on a fixed installation.

More and more vessels have been adapted in recent years to handle cement and aggregate cargoes, and of course some have been built specially for the job. International transportation of cement is on the increase, as evidenced by the list of countries which are some of the world’s largest producers. While these nations produce high quantities of cement, much of it is for the export market.

The countries which exported the most cement in 2015 are:

  • China
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Turkey
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • Vietnam

It’s worth noting that China, the largest exporters in the world, accounts for around 8% of the total global export of cement, and a significant proportion of their trade is done by cargo ship. For owners and operators of these vessels, it’s crucial for them to make sure cargo holds and other areas of their vessels don’t suffer from a build-up of cement deposits and lime scale.

Effective, easy to use products designed for cement residues

Thankfully, Eazychem supply a range of highly effective marine cleaning products, including some which are specifically aimed at this particular problem. It’s reassuring to know that, in an industry which demands fast turnaround times, a thorough descaling can be done with a minimum of fuss in a time period which won’t impinge on the success of the operation.

Using eazy Cement Remover-C is a must for all vessels that transport cargoes of cement and aggregates on a regular basis. Cement and lime residues can cause a great deal of damage if left untreated, but this product simply needs to be mixed with fresh water and applied via brush or spray in order to make the area residue-free. After application, the area needs to be thoroughly rinsed with clean water.

Cement and lime residues can cause rust in various locations, so it’s a good idea to use eazy RSR on a regular basis. This highly effective rust remover also works on other tank deposits, and it can work on metal surfaces as well as on ceramic, wooden and coated areas. Carrying cement cargoes no longer has to be damaging to any vessel.

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