Deliming is an acid cleaning process that removes mineral scale. This process is harsh to the equipment surfaces and, over time, shortens equipment life. It is also a costly process. Operators may need to delime equipment 3-4 (or more) times per year, and it can take a service technician from 2-6 hours to complete the process each time.
However, ignoring damaging scale buildup in water using equipment such as steam ovens or ice machines is not a viable option. It reduce energy efficiency, contributes to downtime, and increases service and maintenance costs.
The right filtration solution, one with scale inhibition or reduction capabilities, can help control scale, protecting your equipment investment and reducing the need for frequent, costly delimings.