Electric field scale inhibition is one of the most promising methods of scale inhibition. In this study, an alternating variable frequency electric field device is presented, it able to prevent the growth of scale in industrial heat exchange equipment effectively. Conduct field test at the heat exchange station to analyze the scale inhibition performance of the device. The test results showed that after using alternating variable frequency electric field device, the scale thickness on the heat exchange surface is significantly reduced, fouling resistance reduced by more than 58%, and the anti-corrosion rate for Fe element content reaches 19.78%, The SEM image of the scale changes from a dense irregular sharp shape to a loose spherical shape. Conclusively, alternating variable frequency electric field device has grate scale inhibition performance. This is of great significance to the field of heat transfer and energy saving.