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A Complete Range Of Metal Cleaning And Surface Treatment Solutions

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Our 2022 Brochure now available

metal cleaning solutions

Advanced solutions for vapour degreasing, corrosion protection, metal cleaning and surface treatments.

EnviroTech Europe are specialists in metal, plastic and other substrate cleaning, pre-treatment and protection. We offer a range of approved products tailored to your industry, which are cost effective, energy efficient, safe for operators and the environment.

We are pleased to introduce our range of products in a new 2022 products brochure, viewable on our website and downloadable in PDF format.

Our products are used in the following industries:
Electronics and Electrical
Environmental
General Cleaning
Industrial and Manufacturing
Marine and Maritime
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Device Manufacturing
Military
Motorsport
Power Generation
Railways and Automotive

To view our 2020 Product Brochure please visit www.envirotech-europe.com/brochure.

All products are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.
Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Corrosion protection – Reduce fretting corrosion

educe fretting corrosion

Corrosion protection – SuperCORR A helps to reduce fretting corrosion on gas turbine connectors.

LP Gas Turbines are used throughout the world by extraction industries and manufacturing plants in remote and hostile locations for essential power production. Dusty and wet environments in deserts, mines, grinding mills, pulp and paper mills and on land or sea drilling rigs for gas and oil production. Turbines powering aircraft services while stationary connect and disconnect many times a day in extreme conditions. These applications and locations test connector sealing continuously allowing dust or water to penetrate. This with the flexing of the connecting cables allows sufficient movement between the metal surfaces of the connecting pins to produce fretting corrosion which reduces, interrupts or produces failures in supply. Regular maintenance of electrical connectors is essential to be certain of uninterrupted supply.

RUB TEST RESULTS
Super CORR A  is an aerosol lubricant containing corrosion preventive compounds.
A manufacturer of connectors tested Super CORR A to see what the “life” of the lubricant was in a “rub test”. The typical test is 20,000 cycles, i.e. unplug, plug in is one cycle. The test results demonstrated that after 20,000 cycles there were no failures. It was decided to take it one more step and run the same tests for 200,000 cycles. The results again showed no indications of galling or scoring on the connectors at all. The connector looked and tested as good as new. This test was run under clean conditions in a laboratory but demonstrates the effectiveness Super CORR A.

As it meets Mil MIL-DTL-87177B (revised MIL-L-87177A) specifications it is used by the U.S. Air Force to protect the intricate workings of the F-16 and F-15 fighter jets and by the U.S. Navy on the P 3 Orion electronic surveillance aircraft. Savings for the U.S. government is estimated at $50 million per year. Commercial Aviation aircraft manufacturers recommend it for avionics and electrical switches and connectors and close mechanical application, especially where flights are in salt fog or high humidity.

Containing extremely long-lasting, proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitors Super CORR A provides a superior lubrication coefficient and protects components against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, surface static electricity, corona, and other electromigration problems. The super thin non-flammable lubricant film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) thick and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides or halogens to meet the RoHS directive. It is unexcelled in preventing deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic equipment.

Very fast drying, environmentally acceptable solvents are used as carriers and propellants which will not affect most plastics, substrates, metals or other materials used in connector manufacture. The aerosols are supplied with probes which allow access to pins and connector tubes where the low surface tension repels water, dirt dust and metal particles from blind holes and surfaces to produce thoroughly clean holes and surfaces before a second application applies the lubricant film. Reconnection to the supply with cleaned sections of the connector ensures reliable operation even in the most testing of environments. One can of Super CORR A allows this essential task to be carried out in any conditions quickly, easily and securely.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/supercorr-a for  for information about other uses and applications for Super CORR A.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Vapour degreasing solvent for precision metal cleaning

precision metal cleaning

EnSolv® CC-A Vapour degreasing solvent for precision metal cleaning

The EnSolv® CC-A formulation for precision metal cleaning responds to the need for high performance vapour degreasing solvents for critical cleaning in general engineering, aerospace, medical optical and electrical industries.

EnSolv® CC-A  removes cutting oils, lubricants, lapping compounds grinding pastes and water based cutting oils or fluids. This complex synergistic blend utilises environmentally compliant solvents combined with selected surfactants to remove oils and lubricants to the highest standards for critical cleaning applications and releases and suspends inorganic solids and soils such as fingerprints, polishing compounds and grinding paste from finely finished and highly polished surfaces such as stainless steel and plated parts, optical lenses and components for medical appliances.

EnSolv® CC-A is a proprietary blend of inhibitors and stabilisers for the solvents to prevent water staining and corrosion of yellow metals such as copper, brass and bronze which can be a problem with some other solvents.

EnSolv® CC-A is non-flammable, stable and specifically formulated for use in any vapour degreasing equipment with the added advantage of lower solvent usage, greater stability and reduced costs. The formulation is compliant with all current environmental and user safety legislation.

Product Benefits

Designed for vapour degreasing
Removes oil, grease and soils fast
Simple drop-in replacement for n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene
Low surface tension
Reduced costs
Compatible with all metals
User friendly
Increased production
Faster cleaning cycles
Components easily handled after cleaning
Safe for the environment

Talk to us about whether EnSolv® CC-A is the best choice for your application. Advice, literature, changeover instructions are all available to make the change quickly, easily and at no extra cost of usage.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/ensolvcc-a for information about other uses and applications.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Latest News

Our 2022 Brochure now available

metal cleaning solutions

Advanced solutions for vapour degreasing, corrosion protection, metal cleaning and surface treatments.

EnviroTech Europe are specialists in metal, plastic and other substrate cleaning, pre-treatment and protection. We offer a range of approved products tailored to your industry, which are cost effective, energy efficient, safe for operators and the environment.

We are pleased to introduce our range of products in a new 2022 products brochure, viewable on our website and downloadable in PDF format.

Our products are used in the following industries:
Electronics and Electrical
Environmental
General Cleaning
Industrial and Manufacturing
Marine and Maritime
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Device Manufacturing
Military
Motorsport
Power Generation
Railways and Automotive

To view our 2020 Product Brochure please visit www.envirotech-europe.com/brochure.

All products are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.
Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Corrosion protection – Reduce fretting corrosion

educe fretting corrosion

Corrosion protection – SuperCORR A helps to reduce fretting corrosion on gas turbine connectors.

LP Gas Turbines are used throughout the world by extraction industries and manufacturing plants in remote and hostile locations for essential power production. Dusty and wet environments in deserts, mines, grinding mills, pulp and paper mills and on land or sea drilling rigs for gas and oil production. Turbines powering aircraft services while stationary connect and disconnect many times a day in extreme conditions. These applications and locations test connector sealing continuously allowing dust or water to penetrate. This with the flexing of the connecting cables allows sufficient movement between the metal surfaces of the connecting pins to produce fretting corrosion which reduces, interrupts or produces failures in supply. Regular maintenance of electrical connectors is essential to be certain of uninterrupted supply.

RUB TEST RESULTS
Super CORR A  is an aerosol lubricant containing corrosion preventive compounds.
A manufacturer of connectors tested Super CORR A to see what the “life” of the lubricant was in a “rub test”. The typical test is 20,000 cycles, i.e. unplug, plug in is one cycle. The test results demonstrated that after 20,000 cycles there were no failures. It was decided to take it one more step and run the same tests for 200,000 cycles. The results again showed no indications of galling or scoring on the connectors at all. The connector looked and tested as good as new. This test was run under clean conditions in a laboratory but demonstrates the effectiveness Super CORR A.

As it meets Mil MIL-DTL-87177B (revised MIL-L-87177A) specifications it is used by the U.S. Air Force to protect the intricate workings of the F-16 and F-15 fighter jets and by the U.S. Navy on the P 3 Orion electronic surveillance aircraft. Savings for the U.S. government is estimated at $50 million per year. Commercial Aviation aircraft manufacturers recommend it for avionics and electrical switches and connectors and close mechanical application, especially where flights are in salt fog or high humidity.

Containing extremely long-lasting, proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitors Super CORR A provides a superior lubrication coefficient and protects components against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, surface static electricity, corona, and other electromigration problems. The super thin non-flammable lubricant film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) thick and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides or halogens to meet the RoHS directive. It is unexcelled in preventing deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic equipment.

Very fast drying, environmentally acceptable solvents are used as carriers and propellants which will not affect most plastics, substrates, metals or other materials used in connector manufacture. The aerosols are supplied with probes which allow access to pins and connector tubes where the low surface tension repels water, dirt dust and metal particles from blind holes and surfaces to produce thoroughly clean holes and surfaces before a second application applies the lubricant film. Reconnection to the supply with cleaned sections of the connector ensures reliable operation even in the most testing of environments. One can of Super CORR A allows this essential task to be carried out in any conditions quickly, easily and securely.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/supercorr-a for  for information about other uses and applications for Super CORR A.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Vapour degreasing solvent for precision metal cleaning

precision metal cleaning

EnSolv® CC-A Vapour degreasing solvent for precision metal cleaning

The EnSolv® CC-A formulation for precision metal cleaning responds to the need for high performance vapour degreasing solvents for critical cleaning in general engineering, aerospace, medical optical and electrical industries.

EnSolv® CC-A  removes cutting oils, lubricants, lapping compounds grinding pastes and water based cutting oils or fluids. This complex synergistic blend utilises environmentally compliant solvents combined with selected surfactants to remove oils and lubricants to the highest standards for critical cleaning applications and releases and suspends inorganic solids and soils such as fingerprints, polishing compounds and grinding paste from finely finished and highly polished surfaces such as stainless steel and plated parts, optical lenses and components for medical appliances.

EnSolv® CC-A is a proprietary blend of inhibitors and stabilisers for the solvents to prevent water staining and corrosion of yellow metals such as copper, brass and bronze which can be a problem with some other solvents.

EnSolv® CC-A is non-flammable, stable and specifically formulated for use in any vapour degreasing equipment with the added advantage of lower solvent usage, greater stability and reduced costs. The formulation is compliant with all current environmental and user safety legislation.

Product Benefits

Designed for vapour degreasing
Removes oil, grease and soils fast
Simple drop-in replacement for n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene
Low surface tension
Reduced costs
Compatible with all metals
User friendly
Increased production
Faster cleaning cycles
Components easily handled after cleaning
Safe for the environment

Talk to us about whether EnSolv® CC-A is the best choice for your application. Advice, literature, changeover instructions are all available to make the change quickly, easily and at no extra cost of usage.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/ensolvcc-a for information about other uses and applications.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Non chlorinated industrial solvent cleaners

Clarea® industrial solvent cleaners – for safe removal of dirt, oil, grease and other contaminants

industrial solvent cleaners

Clarea® industrial solvent cleaners are a range of highly refined hydrocarbon based
degreasing solvents with very high cleaning power and low odour, which can be used as an
alternative to other hazardous solvents.

Used throughout industry to remove oils, greases, hydraulic fluids, cutting fluids and a wide
variety of hydrocarbon based protective coatings. The solvent cleaners can be used in dip,
brush or in hand-wipe applications.


Clarea® products leave minimal residues on drying surfaces and are compatible with all
metals and many plastics and composite materials. Contains no halogens such as chlorine or
fluorine.

Clarea® HC40 has a relatively fast evaporation rate with low odour and is suited to hand
wipe and brush cleaning and air dries. Flash Point over 40°C.

Clarea® HC62 is a non-carcinogenic solvent mixture that is safe to use in many applications
and is a not classified as flammable. Flash Point over 60°C.

Clarea® industrial solvent cleaning solvents are one of the ranges of metal cleaning and
surface treatment products from EnviroTech Europe Ltd.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Versatile and cost-effective solutions for all your industrial cleaning
  • Minimal odour and low toxicity for operators
  • Multipurpose uses can reduce the inventory of cleaning fluids.
  • Flexible uses – evaporation rates suitable for hand wipe, spray, or immersion tank cleaning
  • Clarea HC40 for brush and hand wiping, air dries. Flash point 40°C
  • Clarea HC62 for spray or immersion cleaning Flash point 62°C
  • Contains no chlorine, other halogens or stabilisers
  • Compatible with all metals and composites and most plastics
  • Excellent pre-cleaner for paint or powder coatings
  • Safe, reliable, environmentally friendly cleaning

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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SuperCORR A -Advanced corrosion protection for aircraft

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Advanced corrosion protection for aircraft – SuperCORR A lubricates and protects mechanical and electrical flight controls in surveillance aircraft.

Super CORR A provides advanced corrosion protection for aircraft – It lubricates and protects mechanical and electrical flight controls and electronic equipment in Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion aircraft flown by air forces around the world for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance, also used in searches for missing ships or aircraft.

The Royal Australian, Korean and Japanese Air Forces were employed in the search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Boeing 777 passenger jet which disappeared on a scheduled flight in March 2014. The search for debris in a vast area of ocean, bigger than the land area of Europe, southwest of Perth, Australia operated for thousands of hours at low levels but failed to locate any debris and was suspended in 2017.

The maintenance schedules specify Super CORR A to lubricate and protect the flap tracks and screw jacks in the wings of the aircraft which are constantly exposed to extremely corrosive salt laden air as the aircraft in search mode can be flown at very low altitudes of hundreds of feet for long periods.

Super CORR A lubricant and protective coating is widely used by the military, electrical, electronics and aerospace industries for critical applications to give the protection needed in extreme conditions. Super CORR A deposits a dry protective film with excellent corrosion protection and lubricant properties plus the added advantage of a hydrophobic surface rejecting water that ensures the easiest and best connections for very close spaced connectors, contacts, wiring and moving parts

The U.S. Navy selected Super CORR A after exhaustive testing using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard B117- Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray Apparatus.

Super CORR A, a Type I, Grade B Corrosion Preventative lubricant out-performed 11 other products in comparative testing to identify the best product to protect and lubricate the flap tracks and screw jacks on the aircraft.

The flap tracks, located in the aircraft’s wings, are what the flaps slide on when they move up or down to lower or increase speed. The screw jacks engage and retract the wing flaps. Corrosion on any of the surfaces can lead to snatching or vibration which can affect the pilot’s control

Due to constant operation in salty and corrosive atmospheres which need post-flight rinses and monthly washing down of the aircraft re-lubrication and corrosion treatment for the flap tracks and screw jacks is required each time, with conventional lubricants, to prevent rusting.  Super CORR A was evaluated against competitive products under the Federal Test Method Standard #791B, using a five percent Salt Spray Corrosion Test.

Super CORR A far exceeded the performance of the other products evaluated.  After over 200 hours of continuous exposure to salt spray corrosion, Super CORR A protection actually increased over time where all the other, similar, products failed early or contributed to an increase in corrosion.

The accelerated salt fog corrosion testing demonstrated that the application of
Super CORR A which complies with MIL-DTL-87177B (revised MIL-L-87177A) also increased electrical operation to 1400 hours versus 100 hours for the control product used at that time. Technical manuals were updated to include the application for electrical and mechanical parts for civilian and military operations.

The most important conclusion from the historical data and prototype testing is the availability of this excellent corrosion preventive compound that has dry film lubricant properties. The application of Super CORR A on aircraft components can reduce maintenance man hours, reduce part replacement costs, increase life of aircraft, safety, and readiness for operations.

Estimates for the maintenance cost for the US Air Force F-16 fleet can reach $500 million per year, the use at all military branches could reach billions of dollars per year. Applications at locations tested by the U.S. Air Force are not normally treated with corrosion prevention and control lubricants (CPC’s). These are the electrical connectors that are susceptible to subtle and not so subtle forms of corrosion that can interfere with the electrical operation of the F-16.

Testing by the U.S. Navy at NADEP Jacksonville incorporates not only electrical connectors, but mechanical and structural components as well. Future uses will also include ground support equipment. The properties of Super CORR A are such that it can be used in a wide variety of applications and on any materials, metal or plastic. Properties of the Super CORR A far exceed the requirements defined by the MIL-L-87177A specification. Many of the beneficial properties of the product are not required in the MIL specification.

EnviroTech Europe is a manufacturer and distributor of anti-corrosion, lubricants and coatings used on wiring, connectors, switches, circuitry, avionics.  Read the full report – ‘Use of MIL-L-87177A as a corrosion prevention compound’ in our Library https://www.corrosion-protect.com/resources

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/supercorr-a for  for information about other uses and applications for Super CORR A.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Aquus CL-One general purpose industrial cleaning agent

general purpose cleaner

Aquus® CL-One concentrated general purpose industrial cleaning agent –

Non-toxic, water based cleaning and protection of metal surfaces – formulated to offer one solution for all cleaning applications in manufacturing, engineering and general maintenance.

Aquus CL-One is a non-toxic general purpose cleaning agent based on a mixture of surfactants and exhibits a unique combination of characteristics not found in other comparable commercially available products.

Aquus CL-One is formulated to offer ONE SOLUTION for all cleaning applications and reduces time and costs by removing the need for multiple cleaning products usually needed to deal with the challenges presented by the wide range of soils, oils and other contaminants which need to be removed.

Aquus CL-One is biodegradable, non-flammable, non-toxic at used concentrations and, unlike almost all other surfactant systems, is both hydrophilic (water attracting) and oleophobic (oil-repelling).

Aquus CL-One offers excellent emulsion-breaking capability in addition to its unusual combination of properties that makes it so practical for a wide range of industrial applications.

Safe for the environment and users, contains no solvents and is biodegradable within 30 days. One of the innumerable industry specific applications are discussed below but many more will be experienced in day-to-day operations. With only one product for all cleaning applications incorrect selection or dangerous uses can be avoided.

Concentrated Aquus CL-One chemistry is activated by water, varying concentration levels allows the most economical solution to be chosen for specific applications from parts cleaning to surface preparations for finishing or heavier soiling on process machines all from one product. Some of the applications are discussed below.


MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING and MAINTENANCE

Formulated to tackle the numerous cleaning applications required by the manufacturing and engineering industries. Concentrated Aquus chemistry is activated by water, varying concentration levels allows the most economical solution to be chosen for specific applications from parts cleaning to surface preparations for finishing or heavier soiling on process machines all from one product. Some of the applications are discussed below.  Our applications experts and samples of the product are available by completing the contact form.


PARTS AND COMPONENT CLEANING
Ideally suited for cleaning protective coatings, grease and soils from used or parts during manufacturing processes. Aquus CL-One can be used in parts washing equipment or dipping tanks without modifications and leaves no residue after drying.  Oil and grease separate from the water and coalesces on the surface of the cleaning solution which can then be skimmed off for recovery and recycling. Precipitated solids free of hydrocarbons can be removed by settlement or in filtration systems. The cleaning solution can be reused continuously within its chemical effectiveness parameters for efficient and economical use.


GENERAL CLEANING
Aquus CL-One is remarkably efficient removing oils, greases, and accompanying dirt from most surfaces.  It can be applied by wiping surfaces, mopping floors or in rotary floor cleaning machines, or by low or high-pressure spray. Aquus CL-One is also an effective cleaner in industrial kitchens removing grease and baked on deposits on internal surfaces of ovens and trays. For maintenance of machines, engines etc oil and grease is easily removed pre and post assembly making inspection and repair easier, quicker and cheaper by returning equipment to use.

WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEMS
Aquus CL-One is extremely effective in separating oil, water, and solids in drains and conveyor traps and sumps on automatic honing, turning and grinding machines when using water based lubricant and cooling liquids. The emulsions are broken allowing cleaned metal dust, shavings and dirt to precipitate to the bottom, the solution of Aquus CL-One and water retains the active cleaner in the middle layer, and oil and grease float to the top. The efficiency of oil/water separators in plant waste treatment systems are significantly increased while the amount of toxic waste requiring disposal after treatment is significantly reduced. The cleaning solution can be reused to treat more waste streams until biodegradation occurs and it no longer operates effectively.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/aquus-cl-one  for information about other uses and applications for Aquus CL-One.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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Solvent of choice for critical cleaning of oxygen components and services

Critical Cleaning Solvent

Guide to the standards and use of ProSolv®5408e solvent for critical cleaning of oxygen components and services

The ongoing pandemic has increased the demand for critical cleaning of oxygen components and services to treat patients with the Covid-19 symptoms. The need for respirators and installation of new and extended oxygen systems in hospitals, clinics and care homes with the provision of ancillary pressure reduction and delivery systems has led to a massive increase in demand for the valves, fittings and pipelines which control the supplies from storage tanks and cylinders, all of which need critical cleaning.

The NEW sustainable solvent blend from EnviroTech Europe ticks all the boxes with the perfect profile for a vapour degreasing solvent for critical cleaning.

ProSolv 5408e is a sustainable zero OPD and zero GWP solvent blend for high performance critical cleaning.  This new solvent ticks all the boxes with the perfect profile for a vapour degreasing solvent.

ProSolv 5408e lower boiling point, economical with energy and low solvent losses, faster production, reduced costs, easy handling. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces.

High KB value for removal of organic residues, compatible with organic and synthetic oils and most plastics and metals, non-flammable, with zero ozone depletion (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP).

ProSolv 5408e is the perfect replacement for trichloroethylene, nPB (n-propyl bromide), perchloroethylene or flammable solvents used in general engineering cleaning processes.

THE SOLVENT OF CHOICE FOR CRITICAL CLEANING

ProSolv 5408e has a unique range of characteristics make it the solvent of choice for critical cleaning applications such as oxygen components and service line cleaning, aircraft avionics and aerospace parts and servicing, precision optics, medical and high vacuum components and electronics.

ProSolv 5408e can be used in most solvent cleaning systems, one tank vapour degreasing or multi tank immersion / vapour tank systems using ultrasonics or flush cleaning for complex mechanical and electronic components with blind holes and channels and close mounted electronics or for removing grinding and buffing soils on surfaces.

ProSolv 5408e is soft on the environment and safer for users. High performance, improved cleaning, lower costs. Sustainable and secure for future use as your forever solvent.

COMPONENT CLEANING FOR OXYGEN SERVICE

Cleaning for oxygen service is best defined as the removal of combustible contaminants from the surface of any equipment or system in oxygen service. Essentially, any component that may encounter an oxygen rich environment.

The combustible contaminants include organic and inorganic substances such as hydrocarbon material for example oils and greases, paper, fibre, dust, and soils. If these contaminants are not removed properly, in a worst-case scenario, this can cause combustion or explosion in an oxygen atmosphere or at the least rejection of the product due to unacceptable product purity.

Oxygen is not flammable, but it supports combustion. Oxygen can react with most materials. The higher the oxygen content and/or pressure in a system the more vigorous the combustion and the lower the ignition temperature required. Materials that do not normally ignite in air will burn and may explode in an oxygen rich environment. In addition, the oxygen rich environment will give rise to a higher flame temperatures and combustion velocity with potentially devastating consequences.

The recognition of oxygen’s reactivity has led to stringent requirements regarding the cleanliness of equipment in oxygen service. Strict guidelines exist to ensure that care must be taken in the selection of equipment including all materials and components, which all need to be oxygen compatible. They must also be free from combustible contaminants as described above.

Special consideration must be given to any cleaning processes employed in the manufacture and maintenance of all components of oxygen service systems. There are many options depending on the type of contaminants from aqueous to semi aqueous and blasting systems to remove welding slag etc. These are all referenced in the publications in the addendum below and we refer particularly in this article to the European Industrial Gases Assn (EIGA) DOC 32 4.3.1.2 Solvent Cleaning.

Solvent cleaning offers huge benefits in cleaning processes. ProSolv 5408e  our NEW sustainable solvent is especially relevant for this use. Energy saving, totally recyclable, environment friendly zero ODP and GWP and safe for operators. High output, very fast process times, non-flammable, an excellent solvent for all the oils, greases and other organics which need to be removed after manufacturing processes and it is compatible with all types of metals and equipment, from immersion cleaning in simple multi tank counter current processes to integrated vapour and vapour liquid tanks with and without ultrasonics. EnviroTech Europe have extensive partnerships with equipment manufacturers through our distributors worldwide and information and advice on solvents and solvent systems and which need to be considered Some of these are discussed below.

Specific consideration must be given to the following:
· Cleaning standard to be achieved (how clean is clean?)
· Cleaning procedure
· Solvent cleaner to be used.
· Surface properties of the parts to be cleaned.
· Shape and geometry of the material
· Types and amounts of contaminants.
· The degree of automation required.

The size and capacity of the equipment is determined by:

  • The size of the material or components to be cleaned.
  • The required throughput.

Your starting point should be the cleaning standard and procedure. Solvent cleaning and solvent vapour phase cleaning of components consists of the removal of contaminants by immersion in the solvent, possibly with the addition of ultrasonic agitation and the action of continued condensation of solvent vapour on the component surfaces. The procedure requires that the oxygen equipment, system or component is colder than the solvent boiling point. This allows the vapour to condense on the components and perform a final rinse.

The major significant advantage of solvent cleaning is that vapourised solvent is always pure, and the contaminants remain in the boiling liquid section which requires only periodic cleaning out, thus causing a reduction in the frequency of system downtime.

The effectiveness of a particular cleaning agent depends upon the method by which it is used, the nature and type of the contaminants and the characteristics of the article being cleaned, such as size, shape, and material. Final evaluation of the cleaning agent should include testing of actual products and production processes.

All equipment must, together with the cleaning chemistry, comply as a minimum with current legislation for health, safety and environment. The efficiency is controlled by utilising typical samples, written procedures and requested criteria for cleanliness.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR CLEANING OF EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

As part of the programme of worldwide harmonisation of industry standards, the European Industrial Gases Association, (EIGA) has published EIGA Doc 33-18, Cleaning of Equipment for Oxygen Service. The publication was developed from the Compressed Gas Association Document G-4.1 Cleaning Equipment for Oxygen Service and the EIGA Document, Doc 33 Cleaning of Equipment for Oxygen Service.  For information see EIGA’s website.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/prosolv5408e for information about other uses and applications for ProSolv 5408e.

Visit www.envirotech-europe.com/applications-and-case-studies for information about uses and applications for all EnviroTech Europe products.

For more advice, please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our website contact form.

All products are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd. Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

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Aquus CL-One Concentrated all-purpose cleaner

Aquus CL-One all-purpose cleaner

Aquus® CL-One concentrated all-purpose cleaner – Water based cleaning and protection of metal surfaces prior to powder coating or painting.

Aquus CL-One is an excellent all-purpose cleaning system  for the cleaning and protection of mild steel and ferrous metal parts which need powder coating or painting immediately or when it is necessary to store unpainted for limited periods. Any cleaning system can be used – hand wiping, dip tanks, ultrasonics or pressure washing.

Uncleaned metal components or fabrications before cleaning are protected by process oils and grease on the metal guarding the surfaces from changes in humidity. Once removed using conventional water-based cleaners flash rusting can occur very quickly during drying.

The unique Aquus CL-One formulation however leaves an invisible barrier on the metal surfaces, after the cleaning process, providing extended corrosion protection during storage, fabrication, or assembly before finishing. The barrier film can be powder coated or painted over without additional rinsing and without affecting adhesion of the coatings.

General purpose cleaning

Aquus CL-One is also an excellent general-purpose concentrated surfactant system containing no solvents which exhibits a unique combination of characteristics that are not found in other commercially available cleaning processes biodegradable, non-flammable, non-toxic at used concentrations and, unlike almost all other surfactant systems, is both hydrophilic (water attracting) and oleophobic (oil-repelling).

Aquus CL-One offers exceptional emulsion-breaking capability in addition to its unusual combination of properties that makes it so attractive for a wide range of industrial applications. In addition to the general cleaner Aquus CL-One, other concentrated cleaners within the range are formulated to offer cleaning solutions for industry specific applications.

One cleaner for all applications

One cleaner for all applications reduces costs by removing the need for multiple cleaning products usually needed to deal with a wide range of soils or contaminants.  Safe for the environment and users, containing no solvents is biodegradable within 30 days. Typical with only one product for all cleaning applications incorrect selection or dangerous uses can be avoided.

Please visit our website https://www.envirotech-europe.com/aquus-cl-one  for information about other uses and applications.

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheets, independent laboratory reports, product samples and technical assistance..

For more information or advice please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

All of our products are manufactured, supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd and are available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors worldwide.

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