Treatment Formulas Clean, Protect Hydronic Heating Systems

MC3+ Cleaner and MC1+ Protector combats iron oxide sludge build-up in hydronic heating systems.

MC3+ Cleaner and MC1+ Protector combats iron oxide sludge build-up in hydronic heating systems.

ADEY, a U.K.-based company whose MagnaClean magnetic filters were rolled out in the U.S., has introduced a line of concentrated System Treatment Formulas designed to clean and protect hydronic heating systems. MC3+ Cleaner and MC1+ Protector both serve different purposes, but are both born of the same need to combat an enemy of untreated hydronic heating systems – iron oxide sludge.

The Problem: Iron Oxide Sludge

With the advent of high-efficiency equipment, installers are finding that even in very small quantities, iron oxide sludge can potentially cause damage and drops in efficiency and performance to boilers and ECM pumps. Both are vulnerable to the damaging effects of sludge due to their narrow waterways.

The Solution: ADEY System Treatment Formulas

Enter ADEY System Treatment Formulas. A part of the ADEY 5-Step Best Practice approach for cleaning and maintaining hydronic systems, MC3+ and MC1+ System Treatment Formulas work to produce results that boost system efficiency and performance.

MC3+ Cleaner, a concentrated liquid, works by loosening debris and scale so it can be flushed from the system. The product can be left in the system for as little as one hour, or as long as 28 days. After the system is drained to flush loosened debris, system flow is restored. As a result, the system’s heating efficiency is also restored.

MC1+ Protector, also a concentrated liquid, is designed to be used after MC3+. It prevents scale buildup and slows the oxidation process that causes the formation of iron oxide sludge, maintaining system efficiency by keeping waterways flowing freely. As a protective agent, MC1+ is designed to remain in the system without being flushed.

Both products are available in single-use bottles or rapid-dose canisters fitted with an adaptor that delivers the formula in 20 seconds. Either delivery method treats 33 gallons, or up to 15 radiators, in a single treatment. Designed to work in conjunction with ADEY MagnaClean magnetic filters, they can be delivered directly into a MagnaClean canister, or via the radiator or purge and fill point.

Best Practices – Advancing the Industry

ADEY System Treatment Formulas, like MC3+ and MC1+, are part of the foundation of ADEY’s Best Practice approach, a multi-step process designed with installers’ and end-users’ interests in mind.

ADEY’s work with boiler manufacturers in the U.K. has raised awareness among installers, and their customers, of the need for heating system maintenance to keep warranties intact. As the company’s line of residential and commercial MagnaClean magnetic filters gains ground in the U.S., ADEY hopes to advance toward that same objective throughout North America.

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