ADEY, a U.K.-based company whose MagnaClean magnetic filters were recently rolled out in the U.S., is now introducing 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 a frequently overlooked enemy of untreated hydronic heating systems – iron oxide sludge.
MC3+ Cleaner, a concentrated liquid, works by loosening debris and scale so it can be harmlessly 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 narrow 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 best 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.