What is a Valve Cleaner and How Do You Use it?

What is a Valve Cleaner and How Do You Use it?


What happens when your valve is becoming hard to operate and will not hold a bubble-tight seal? That is where our valve cleaners come in. A valve cleaner is vital in cleaning valves of industrial pipelines designed to transport oil and gas.

Pipeline deposits can accumulate in critical seat areas preventing proper valve operation which can create a hazardous environment for everyone involved. Our valve cleaners are designed to clean out that buildup so your valve can operate and seal properly. This product is meant to be used when valves are leaking due to a buildup. In many cases, proper valve flushing techniques will allow the valve to operate as intended.

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What is a Valve Cleaner?

For most people, the only valve cleaner they have encountered is the kind of cleaner used in a car engine. While the concept is similar, our valve flushes are designed differently than those used in cars.

When oil and gas are transported or produced, deposits can accumulate in the pipeline. These deposits can range from scale, corrosion products, wax, chemicals, oils, grease, and even dirt and asphaltenes. As time goes on, this buildup can prevent proper valve operation which is hazardous to everyone on the worksite.

How Does it Work?

We design our cleaners and flushes to tackle the most stubborn buildup from old valve sealants to grease and oil. Once these lubricant pathways and sealing surfaces are clear, a leaking valve can work properly once again. Our valve cleaners prolong the life of your valves so you can maximize your equipment life cycles.

When To Use it

Debris tends to accumulate over long periods of time. In some cases, a valve can have a service life of 30+ years. We recommend using a valve cleaner regularly to avoid hazardous buildups if possible. That said if your valve is not sealing properly one of our valve flushes can help.

Let Lubchem Help

The quality of the valve cleaner you use matters, as it can influence the safety and performance of your operations. That’s where Lubchem can help. We understand that a properly maintained valve increases the performance and safety of your production facilities.

Contact us today to discuss your valve cleaning project with our experts.

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