Before
After

Cleaning Trial Summary

 

The customer was looking to improve their cleaning process, automate their cleaning process, reduce rework and reject rate, clean mixed metals together, reduce their cleaning costs, eliminate hazardous chemicals and waste and reduce their VOC’s.

Cleaning Trial Type
Temperature
Label and adhesive, rust/corrosion
160⁰F
Industry
Time Required
Pressurized Gas Supply
2 hours for label and adhesive removal, 30 minutes for rust removal
Segment
Substrate
Chemical Manufacturing
Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Soil
Adhesive, Rust/Oxides, Vinyl label
Description of Part(s)
Anodized aluminum valve cap and stainless steel connector valve
Cleaner Used
Machine Used

Spray –Under-Immersion Washer (T12, T24, 40.1, 81.8 w/ SUI)

Spray Washer (TL3, FL250, FL500)

Agitating Immersion Washer (81.8, T12, T24)

Post Cleaning

For the label and adhesive removal the parts were lightly brushed with a nylon brush during fresh water rinsing followed by air pressure drying.  For the rust removal, the parts were fresh water rinsed and air pressure dried.

Recommendation to Customer

The ArmaKleen Technical Center recommended using 100% by volume ArmaKleen™ Paint and Ink Remover at 160⁰F in a Spray Under Immersion Washer for a minimum of 2 hours for the removal of glue/adhesive.  The ArmaKleen Technical Center recommended using 20% by volume ArmaKleen™ Rust Remover at 160⁰F in a Spray Under Immersion Washer for a minimum of 30 minutes for the removal of rust.