Ballast Tank Descaling – Magnesium Ribbon for Rapid Descaling
Descaling ballast tanks with magnesium ribbon provides shipowners and managers with a cost-effective solution to what might otherwise be a labor intensive operation.
The procedure (descaling) utilises magnesium ribbon, a continuous size of extruded high purity magnesium of rectangular shape with a steel wire insert.
Magnesium’s natural and specific alloy properties make it the perfect tool for handling ballast tank corrosion scales. Magnesium anode alloys has the highest driving voltage by far, compared to zinc and aluminium. Combining magnesium with a narrow and long shape, will promote a high current output and spread of current. The magnesium ribbon can with ease be mounted within the ballast tank.
This is how it works:
Benefits when descaling with magnesium ribbon anodes:
Please be advised,
Special safety percussions need to be taken when descaling with magnesium anodes, please contact us for more information.
As a rule of thumb, about one metre of magnesium ribbon will be required for each three sqm of surface within the tank.
Material used in the descaling process:
Magnesium ribbon anode