Cleaning and flushing of the Chilled Water Piping System

1. PURPOSE This method statement identifies the procedure and responsibilities in cleaning and flushing of the Chilled Water System as mentioned in the project requirements/specifications. 2. SCOPE OF WORK This flushing method statement is applicable for the project and provides procedure to identify a specific course of action to be followed for efficiently clean and sterilize the chilled water system. 3. RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL      Construction Manager. Mechanical Engineer Mechanical Supervisor 4. METHOD – PREPARATION Flushing is carried out methodically from the top to the bottom of the system. Sensitive equipment shall be bypassed, isolated or completely removed and replaced by a spool piece to ensure system flow continuity. The use of flexible connections on terminal units may provide a easy means of bypassing the terminal coils.  Every effort shall be made for the flushing water velocity to be generated externally and not by the use of system pumps. It is recommended that system pumps be bypassed and isolated from the circuit  completely. All section valves are open including bypass to drain.

5. METHOD OF CHW PIPE FLUSHING    Thoroughly flush the section to be cleaned with fresh water to remove any dirt, dross and debris from pipework. Each section is isolated in turn until clean strainers are inspected at regular intervals. After the final high-velocity flush, the system shall be filled and a dispersant polymer added; this shall be circulated for 24 hours before draining. No other procedure will remove the magnetic sludge, which adheres to the pipe wall , and keep it in suspension for draining.

At regular intervals during this period strainers are to be isolated and cleaned. The inspection and cleaning reports shall be generated and signed off. Then circulate for a further 24 hours. 6. drain points opened to remove any debris arising from the cleaning agent. taking care to remove air from extremities and high points.  Drain and fill the system until all tracers of the cleaning agent and debris are removed and the pH of the water in the system is in the range of 7-8. as this will promote rapid corrosion and possibly necessitate a re-clean.    Drain the system. The water shall be tested to demonstrate compliance with this requirement. On no account should any part of the system be drained and left empty and wet for any significant time after Once the system is clean it should be drained and filled from the bottom up. Filling should be slow. This work shall be carried out before the commissioning engineer or consultant as per the site requirements. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION In order to ensure that all flushing of chilled water system works to takes place in a safe manner.NbsWmzcI.html#sthash. suitability of the following must be considered: Drain the system          To ensure the drain points are away from any electric sources The valves must be open for dumping gently Dumping connection to under ground drainage must be fastened Chemical Handling procedures Direct touch to the chemicals are disallowed If flammable liquid smoke is forbidden Wash spills and splashes on away with running water always adding acid to water 7.dpuf .See more at: http://methodstatementhq. refill the system with fresh water and add chemical for the treatment. add sacrificial anodes an flow limiter cores. RECORDS & REFERENCES Testing Reports Quality Manual .

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