Heat exchanger cleaning chemicals

Cleaning chemicalsTo ensure the safe removal of unwanted contaminants from the heat exchanger and separator surfaces, Alfa Laval recommends specially developed non-toxic heat exchanger cleaning solutions with low environmental impact. These have been thoroughly tested in our own laboratory to safeguard that gasket and heating surface materials are not affected.

Our range includes highly effective acid- and caustic-based heat exchanger cleaning solutions for the removal of most types of fouling, including both soft and hard deposits. For ease of handling, powders are also available.

Alpacon cleaners

A heat exchanger cleaning solution with high performance and particularly low impact on the environment.

  • Alpacon Multi CIP II - Alpacon Multi CIP II cleaner is designed for Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) of Alfa Laval lube oil and fuel oil separators. Keeping the separator disc stack clean means maintaining the separation efficiency and thereby securing clean oil to the engine. CIP also reduces workload of personnel.
  • Alpacon Degreaser II – The Alfa Laval Alpacon Degreaser II is a concentrated liquid cleaning agent designed for the manual removal of oil, grease, wax or other contaminants from the exterior surfaces of machinery, floors, tank tops or other components. It may also be used to clean the interior surfaces of heat exchangers and piping systems in processes where oil, grease or wax is present.
  • Alpacon Descalant II - The Alfa Laval Alpacon Descalant II is a concentrated heat exchanger scale removal agent designed for the removal of scale, magnetite, algae, humus, shellfish including mussels, lime, rust and other deposits in water systems such as pipes, heat exchangers, centrifugal pumps, and operating water systems for separators.


An acidic heat exchanger cleaning solution with a phosphoric acid base specifically designed for the removal of metallic oxides, rust, calcium carbonate and other inorganic scale.


A strong alkaline heat exchanger cleaning solution specifically designed for the neutralization of used AlfaPhos prior to disposal.


A strong alkaline cleaning liquid with a caustic soda base specifically designed for the removal of biological matter, fat, oil and other organic deposits from heat exchangers and related equipment.

Alfa P-Scale

An acidic cleaning powder with a sulphamic acid base and a corrosion inhibitor that is particularly effective for removing calcium carbonate and other inorganic scale.

Alfa P-Neutra

An alkaline powder that is specifically designed for the neutralization of used Alfa P-Scale prior to disposal.


A neutral cleaning strengthener made from an advanced formula of different surface-active agents. Designed for use with AlfaPhos, AlfaCaus and Alfa P-Scale.


Safety data sheets - Chemical products

Safety data sheetsAlfa Laval offers a wide range of chemical products to improve and increase the performance of our equipment, for the following categories:

Lubricants, cleaning agents – descalants, corrosion inhibitors, pH stabilizers, flocking agents for separation, adhesives, surface enhancers – reconditioners.

Find the latest updated safety data sheets