06348102 is referenced by 1 patents.
Apparatus including an elongate pipe (
) for use in the transfer of fluids susceptible to form deposits on cooling such as wax deposits in oil, and a container (
) having a reusable heat source including a supercooled solution, e.g., of aqueous sodium acetate. The container (
) is in heat conducting contact with a surface of the pipe (
), preferably on at least one surface of the container. The deposit may be removed from inside the pipe (
) by locating in heat conducting relation to the pipe a reusable heat source including a supercooled solution, and activating crystallization in the solution liberating heat which causes at least some of the deposit to melt and/or dissolve.