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Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners – Innovation driven by legislation

Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners

Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners – Innovation driven by legislation

Vapour degreasing, with or with-out ultrasonics, is the oldest, simplest and most effective solvent degreasing and metal cleaning process used today. It has until recently been subject to little change since it was first invented in the early part of the last century.  In the UK, Europe, United States and other advanced economies, increasingly stringent legislation has been put in place to control emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), Global Warming Compounds, Ozone Depleting Compounds and those compounds associated with human health concerns such as PFAS chemicals. This has led to new formulations being developed for solvent cleaners.

The vapour cleaning process still gives the highest levels of economical cleaning with minimum energy usage, low footprint on the factory floor, safety for the operator, and high production rates, with low solvent usage and low environmental impact. With the new generation of sealed cleaning machines its future as the process of choice is assured. Recent regulations on the control of PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have resulted in the clamping down on solvents with a high GWP (Global Warming Potential).

Envirotech Europe supplies a next generation vapour degreasing solvent formulation called ProSolv®5408e, with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 1, making it safe for operators and kind on the environment. For anyone using solvents with high HFC / HFE such as the soon to be phased out 3M™ Novec™ range, we have direct replacements available.

A next-generation vapour degreasing solvent with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP)

ProSolv®5408e has been developed to provide superior critical cleaning performance, suitable for many different industries. High Solvency (KB Value 98) for removal of organic residue and oils, compatible with organic and synthetic oils and most plastics and metals.

ProSolv®5408e ticks all the boxes and is the perfect profile for a modern degreasing solvent. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces. Sustainable and secure for the future. Non-carcinogenic, low boiling point, economical with energy with low solvent losses, faster production, reduced costs, easy handling.

ProSolv®5408e can be used in most solvent cleaning systems, vapour degreasing or multi tank immersion / systems using ultrasonics. Also suitable for flushing of complex mechanical and electronic components with blind holes and channels.

ProSolv®5408e has a unique formulation making it PFAS-free, ensuring that your process falls within environmental legislation considerations.

SAFE FOR USERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • PFAS Exempt
  • GWP of less than 1
  • Non-hazardous for transportation.
  • Non-flammable (No Flash Point).
  • Not classified as a carcinogen.
  • RoHS compliant.

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.

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Electrical corrosion protection – Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment

Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion

Electrical corrosion protection - Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment

Corrosion in its many forms, costs both private and public sectors hundreds of billions a year to repair or replace electrical, electronics, or avionic components because of failures caused by corrosion.   Lost productivity and revenue caused by plant and equipment corrosion is a serious matter. While all metals corrode, due to a number of different factors, there is no simple or single solution to the overall corrosion problem. However there are some very cost effective and proven ways to prevent corrosion and failures caused by corrosion and thereby reducing or eliminating associated costs and increasing safety which should be foremost in the mind set of any preventative maintenance programme.

Electrical and electronic equipment and components that are used in adverse environments, e.g. the oil and gas industry, waste-water treatment plants and the pulp and paper industry, where corrosive gases such as hydrogen sulphide can be found, cause severe corrosion and the rapid deterioration of the electronic components and equipment including connectors and switches used in these and other work environments.   Preventing hydrogen sulphide (H2S) corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment involves a combination of preventive measures and material selection. Here are some steps to mitigate H2S corrosion:

Protective Coatings:

An essential corrosion preventative measure is to apply coatings to vulnerable components. One such coating is Super CORR A advanced lubricant and corrosion inhibiting compound. It will help prevent H2S corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment, ensuring their longevity and reliability in environments where H2S exposure is a concern.

Material Selection:

Choose materials that are resistant to H2S corrosion. For example, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and certain plastics are less susceptible to corrosion by H2S compared to carbon steel.

Enclosures, Sealing and Ventilation:

Seal electrical and electronic equipment and cables in airtight enclosures to prevent H2S exposure. Ensure these enclosures are made from corrosion-resistant materials. Implement ventilation systems to reduce the concentration of H2S in the equipment’s environment.

Monitoring and maintenance::

Regularly monitor H2S levels in the environment where the equipment is installed. Install gas detectors to provide early warnings of increased H2S concentrations. Perform regular maintenance checks on equipment to detect any signs of corrosion. Replace any corroded components promptly.

Design Considerations:

Consider the design of the equipment and its surroundings to minimize the likelihood of H2S exposure. For example, elevating equipment above potential H2S sources can reduce corrosion risk.

Education and Training:

Provide education and training to personnel working with the equipment on the risks of H2S corrosion and the importance of preventive measures.

Emergency Response Plan:

Develop an emergency response plan in case of H2S exposure or equipment failure due to corrosion. This plan should include procedures for evacuating personnel and shutting down equipment safely.

SuperCORR A Specialist Barrier Film Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A - Corrosion Inhibitor

EnviroTech Europe supplies advanced corrosion protection products, based on approved synthetic materials, to provide quality solutions to a diverse range of lubrication and corrosion problems.

Super CORR A is a unique and proprietary formulation with long-lasting, anti-corrosion inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protection against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The non-flammable film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) in thickness, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides, petroleum-based material, or halogens, to meet the EU RoHS directive.

The use of Super CORR A  for corrosion protection can not only bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs but more importantly greater safety. It is much simpler and a lot less costly to prevent corrosion than to repair or replace the damaged equipment or component that failed because of corrosion.

Super CORR A is a proven and cost-effective way to prevent or inhibit corrosion from destroying electronics and electrical components. It was specifically designed to lubricate and prevent corrosion in electrical fittings and connectors; electrical and avionic harness assemblies and connectors; electrical and electronic switches; close tolerance and dissimilar metal components; lighting connectors and sockets.  A unique non-flammable “self-healing” ultra-thin film lubricant with a proprietary corrosion preventive compound that will not harden or crack, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides or halogens.

Super CORR A also inhibits corrosion caused by exposure to both fresh and salt water moisture as well as the corrosive vapours from Sulphur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Ammonia (NH3), and Chlorine (CL12) based gases found in waste water and sewer treatment plants, pulp and paper mills and plants, chemical and petroleum plants, maritime industry, aircraft/airline industry, military equipment including ships, aircraft, and rolling stock, auto industry, farming and agriculture industry, and the list goes on.

Super CORR A is packaged in aerosol cans making application to component parts easy for engineering crews in difficult locations and conditions. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water environments for at least 6 months, protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Extremely long-lasting, specially formulated and proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitor.
  • Eliminates premature failure of components created by moisture, general or fretting corrosion.
  • Prevents deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic and electrical equipment and mechanical close tolerance moving components.
  • Reliability increased, maintenance intervals increased and costs reduced, manufacturers save costly warranty service calls or product re-call.

HISTORY

Super CORR A ​ was originally developed for the U.S. Air Force to comply with military specifications and to prevent electrical and electronic components from systems failures caused by corrosion. It became the industry standard for avionic corrosion protection within MROs (maintenance, repair and operations) and OEMs (overhaul and original equipment manufacturers). It’s unique ability to displace water and provide a performance enhancing level of corrosion protection has led to it being used in many other applications and industries worldwide.

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.

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.

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Replacements for 3M™ Novec™ Solvents from EnviroTech Europe

replacements for 3M Novec solvents

A range of drop-in replacements for 3M™ Novec™ solvents

In December 2022, 3M™ announced their plans to stop producing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its product line by the end of 2025. This phase-out affects the following 3M™ product lines:

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids
3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids

ARE YOU AFFECTED BY THE PHASE-OUT OF 3M™ NOVEC™ ENGINEERED FLUIDS?

At Envirotech Europe we can offer replacements with our ProSolv® range for all 3M™ Novec™ solvent cleaning fluids. We understand the uniqueness of every precision cleaning application and provide free on-site visits, technical support and cleaning trials when required.

We can provide a full assessment of your current precision cleaning process to put in a plan to help ensure a seamless transition.

Future-proof your cleaning process with our new ProSolv® range additions.

We have added several cost effective and efficient precision cleaning process formulations to our range of ProSolv® vapour degreasing solvents, offering an immediate drop in replacements for the 3M™ Novec™ engineered fluids.

ProSolv HFE Replacements

Introducing ProSolv®5408e, a next generation PFAS free fluorinated solvent offering low GWP and zero ODP.

ProSolv® 5408e is a next generation PFAS free fluorinated solvent offering low Global Warming Potential (GWP) & zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). A general multi-purpose vapour degreasing cleaning solvent that can act as an immediate drop-in replacement for most of the 3M™ Novec™ engineering fluids. We can also deliver an exact formulation replacement of your current solvent should that be your requirements.

EnviroTech Europe have many years of experience and our experts are available to guide you through your solvent cleaner changeover procedures or to advise on equipment. We have extensive partnerships with equipment manufacturers through our global distributors and can provide information and advice on solvents and solvent systems.

 

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.

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Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners – Innovation driven by legislation

Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners

Next-generation PFAS-Free solvent cleaners – Innovation driven by legislation

Vapour degreasing, with or with-out ultrasonics, is the oldest, simplest and most effective solvent degreasing and metal cleaning process used today. It has until recently been subject to little change since it was first invented in the early part of the last century.  In the UK, Europe, United States and other advanced economies, increasingly stringent legislation has been put in place to control emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), Global Warming Compounds, Ozone Depleting Compounds and those compounds associated with human health concerns such as PFAS chemicals. This has led to new formulations being developed for solvent cleaners.

The vapour cleaning process still gives the highest levels of economical cleaning with minimum energy usage, low footprint on the factory floor, safety for the operator, and high production rates, with low solvent usage and low environmental impact. With the new generation of sealed cleaning machines its future as the process of choice is assured. Recent regulations on the control of PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have resulted in the clamping down on solvents with a high GWP (Global Warming Potential).

Envirotech Europe supplies a next generation vapour degreasing solvent formulation called ProSolv®5408e, with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 1, making it safe for operators and kind on the environment. For anyone using solvents with high HFC / HFE such as the soon to be phased out 3M™ Novec™ range, we have direct replacements available.

A next-generation vapour degreasing solvent with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP)

ProSolv®5408e has been developed to provide superior critical cleaning performance, suitable for many different industries. High Solvency (KB Value 98) for removal of organic residue and oils, compatible with organic and synthetic oils and most plastics and metals.

ProSolv®5408e ticks all the boxes and is the perfect profile for a modern degreasing solvent. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces. Sustainable and secure for the future. Non-carcinogenic, low boiling point, economical with energy with low solvent losses, faster production, reduced costs, easy handling.

ProSolv®5408e can be used in most solvent cleaning systems, vapour degreasing or multi tank immersion / systems using ultrasonics. Also suitable for flushing of complex mechanical and electronic components with blind holes and channels.

ProSolv®5408e has a unique formulation making it PFAS-free, ensuring that your process falls within environmental legislation considerations.

SAFE FOR USERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • PFAS Exempt
  • GWP of less than 1
  • Non-hazardous for transportation.
  • Non-flammable (No Flash Point).
  • Not classified as a carcinogen.
  • RoHS compliant.

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.

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Electrical corrosion protection – Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment

Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion

Electrical corrosion protection - Prevent hydrogen sulphide corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment

Corrosion in its many forms, costs both private and public sectors hundreds of billions a year to repair or replace electrical, electronics, or avionic components because of failures caused by corrosion.   Lost productivity and revenue caused by plant and equipment corrosion is a serious matter. While all metals corrode, due to a number of different factors, there is no simple or single solution to the overall corrosion problem. However there are some very cost effective and proven ways to prevent corrosion and failures caused by corrosion and thereby reducing or eliminating associated costs and increasing safety which should be foremost in the mind set of any preventative maintenance programme.

Electrical and electronic equipment and components that are used in adverse environments, e.g. the oil and gas industry, waste-water treatment plants and the pulp and paper industry, where corrosive gases such as hydrogen sulphide can be found, cause severe corrosion and the rapid deterioration of the electronic components and equipment including connectors and switches used in these and other work environments.   Preventing hydrogen sulphide (H2S) corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment involves a combination of preventive measures and material selection. Here are some steps to mitigate H2S corrosion:

Protective Coatings:

An essential corrosion preventative measure is to apply coatings to vulnerable components. One such coating is Super CORR A advanced lubricant and corrosion inhibiting compound. It will help prevent H2S corrosion in electrical and electronic equipment, ensuring their longevity and reliability in environments where H2S exposure is a concern.

Material Selection:

Choose materials that are resistant to H2S corrosion. For example, stainless steel, nickel alloys, and certain plastics are less susceptible to corrosion by H2S compared to carbon steel.

Enclosures, Sealing and Ventilation:

Seal electrical and electronic equipment and cables in airtight enclosures to prevent H2S exposure. Ensure these enclosures are made from corrosion-resistant materials. Implement ventilation systems to reduce the concentration of H2S in the equipment’s environment.

Monitoring and maintenance::

Regularly monitor H2S levels in the environment where the equipment is installed. Install gas detectors to provide early warnings of increased H2S concentrations. Perform regular maintenance checks on equipment to detect any signs of corrosion. Replace any corroded components promptly.

Design Considerations:

Consider the design of the equipment and its surroundings to minimize the likelihood of H2S exposure. For example, elevating equipment above potential H2S sources can reduce corrosion risk.

Education and Training:

Provide education and training to personnel working with the equipment on the risks of H2S corrosion and the importance of preventive measures.

Emergency Response Plan:

Develop an emergency response plan in case of H2S exposure or equipment failure due to corrosion. This plan should include procedures for evacuating personnel and shutting down equipment safely.

SuperCORR A Specialist Barrier Film Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A - Corrosion Inhibitor

EnviroTech Europe supplies advanced corrosion protection products, based on approved synthetic materials, to provide quality solutions to a diverse range of lubrication and corrosion problems.

Super CORR A is a unique and proprietary formulation with long-lasting, anti-corrosion inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protection against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The non-flammable film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) in thickness, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides, petroleum-based material, or halogens, to meet the EU RoHS directive.

The use of Super CORR A  for corrosion protection can not only bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs but more importantly greater safety. It is much simpler and a lot less costly to prevent corrosion than to repair or replace the damaged equipment or component that failed because of corrosion.

Super CORR A is a proven and cost-effective way to prevent or inhibit corrosion from destroying electronics and electrical components. It was specifically designed to lubricate and prevent corrosion in electrical fittings and connectors; electrical and avionic harness assemblies and connectors; electrical and electronic switches; close tolerance and dissimilar metal components; lighting connectors and sockets.  A unique non-flammable “self-healing” ultra-thin film lubricant with a proprietary corrosion preventive compound that will not harden or crack, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides or halogens.

Super CORR A also inhibits corrosion caused by exposure to both fresh and salt water moisture as well as the corrosive vapours from Sulphur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Ammonia (NH3), and Chlorine (CL12) based gases found in waste water and sewer treatment plants, pulp and paper mills and plants, chemical and petroleum plants, maritime industry, aircraft/airline industry, military equipment including ships, aircraft, and rolling stock, auto industry, farming and agriculture industry, and the list goes on.

Super CORR A is packaged in aerosol cans making application to component parts easy for engineering crews in difficult locations and conditions. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water environments for at least 6 months, protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Extremely long-lasting, specially formulated and proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitor.
  • Eliminates premature failure of components created by moisture, general or fretting corrosion.
  • Prevents deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic and electrical equipment and mechanical close tolerance moving components.
  • Reliability increased, maintenance intervals increased and costs reduced, manufacturers save costly warranty service calls or product re-call.

HISTORY

Super CORR A ​ was originally developed for the U.S. Air Force to comply with military specifications and to prevent electrical and electronic components from systems failures caused by corrosion. It became the industry standard for avionic corrosion protection within MROs (maintenance, repair and operations) and OEMs (overhaul and original equipment manufacturers). It’s unique ability to displace water and provide a performance enhancing level of corrosion protection has led to it being used in many other applications and industries worldwide.

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.

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.

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Replacements for 3M™ Novec™ Solvents from EnviroTech Europe

replacements for 3M Novec solvents

A range of drop-in replacements for 3M™ Novec™ solvents

In December 2022, 3M™ announced their plans to stop producing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its product line by the end of 2025. This phase-out affects the following 3M™ product lines:

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids
3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids

ARE YOU AFFECTED BY THE PHASE-OUT OF 3M™ NOVEC™ ENGINEERED FLUIDS?

At Envirotech Europe we can offer replacements with our ProSolv® range for all 3M™ Novec™ solvent cleaning fluids. We understand the uniqueness of every precision cleaning application and provide free on-site visits, technical support and cleaning trials when required.

We can provide a full assessment of your current precision cleaning process to put in a plan to help ensure a seamless transition.

Future-proof your cleaning process with our new ProSolv® range additions.

We have added several cost effective and efficient precision cleaning process formulations to our range of ProSolv® vapour degreasing solvents, offering an immediate drop in replacements for the 3M™ Novec™ engineered fluids.

ProSolv HFE Replacements

Introducing ProSolv®5408e, a next generation PFAS free fluorinated solvent offering low GWP and zero ODP.

ProSolv® 5408e is a next generation PFAS free fluorinated solvent offering low Global Warming Potential (GWP) & zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). A general multi-purpose vapour degreasing cleaning solvent that can act as an immediate drop-in replacement for most of the 3M™ Novec™ engineering fluids. We can also deliver an exact formulation replacement of your current solvent should that be your requirements.

EnviroTech Europe have many years of experience and our experts are available to guide you through your solvent cleaner changeover procedures or to advise on equipment. We have extensive partnerships with equipment manufacturers through our global distributors and can provide information and advice on solvents and solvent systems.

 

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.

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The importance of corrosion protection for electric vehicles

corrosion protection for electric vehicles

The importance of corrosion protection for electric vehicles

Corrosion protection is as important for electronic vehicles (EVs) as it is in traditional petrol/gasoline powered vehicles. However, there are some unique factors to consider when it comes to avoiding corrosion problems in electric vehicles:

Battery Enclosure and Connections:

EVs have large, heavy battery packs that are typically enclosed in a protective housing. This enclosure and its connections can be particularly susceptible to corrosion, especially in regions with high humidity or exposure to road salt. Corrosion in the battery enclosure or on electrical connections can affect the performance and safety of the vehicle.

Charging Infrastructure:

Charging equipment, especially in public charging stations, can be exposed to the elements. The connectors, plugs, and wiring can corrode over time. This can lead to issues with charging reliability and safety concerns.

Cooling Systems:

Many EVs use liquid cooling systems to manage the temperature of the battery. The components in these systems, such as radiators and coolant lines, are vulnerable to corrosion. The resulting leaks or blockages in the cooling system can potentially lead to overheating and reduced battery life.

Underbody and Frame:

Just like traditional vehicles, EVs have underbody components such as the chassis, suspension, and brake components that are susceptible to corrosion, especially if the vehicle is driven in areas where roads are salted during winter. Corrosion can weaken the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Electrical Contacts and Connectors:

Electrical connectors and contacts throughout the vehicle can corrode, leading to issues with sensors, lights, and other electrical systems. This can affect overall performance and safety.

Material Longevity:

EVs often incorporate a variety of materials, including metals and alloys, in their construction. Corrosion can significantly reduce the lifespan of these materials, leading to premature failure of crucial components. Protecting against corrosion ensures the durability and reliability of the vehicle over time.

Safety Concerns:

Corrosion can compromise the structural integrity of a vehicle, posing safety risks for occupants. In an EV, where advanced technologies and high-voltage systems are prevalent, maintaining structural integrity becomes even more critical. Proper corrosion protection helps mitigate these concerns.

Performance and Efficiency:

Corrosion on electrical components, connectors, and conductive elements can hinder the performance and efficiency of an EV. For instance, corrosion on battery terminals may increase electrical resistance, leading to reduced energy transfer efficiency and overall performance. Ensuring corrosion-free connections is vital for maintaining optimal efficiency.

Cost Savings:

Corrosion-related damage can result in expensive repairs and replacements. By investing in effective corrosion protection measures, manufacturers and owners can avoid these costs, contributing to the overall economic viability of electric vehicles.

Environmental Impact:

EVs are often considered more environmentally friendly than traditional vehicles. However, if corrosion leads to premature scrapping of EVs or frequent replacement of components, it can undermine their environmental benefits. Proper corrosion protection helps maintain the longevity of EVs, reducing their overall environmental impact.

Maintaining Resale Value:

Corrosion damage can significantly reduce the resale value of a vehicle. As EVs become more common in the used car market, maintaining corrosion protection becomes essential for preserving the value of these vehicles over time.

Regulatory Compliance:

Different regions have regulations and standards regarding vehicle safety. Corrosion protection is often a requirement to meet these standards and ensure that EVs adhere to guidelines.

Aesthetic Considerations:

Corrosion can also affect the appearance of a vehicle. For EV manufacturers who emphasize design and aesthetics, ensuring that the vehicle maintains its visual appeal over time is crucial for customer satisfaction.

To mitigate and address corrosion issues in EVs, manufacturers take the various measures, including the use of corrosion-resistant materials, applying protective coatings and sealants to prevent moisture and salt exposure, regular maintenance and warranty coverage. It’s important for EV owners to follow manufacturer recommendations for maintenance and care, as well as be aware of their local environmental conditions. Proper care and maintenance can help reduce the risk of corrosion and ensure the longevity and safety of the vehicle. Additionally, addressing corrosion issues promptly can prevent them from becoming more serious and costly problems in the long run.

In summary, implementing corrosion protection measures for electronic vehicles should be based on specific circumstances and environmental conditions. Corrosion protection is fundamental for the long-term performance, safety, and sustainability of electric vehicles. It addresses not only technical and safety considerations but also contributes to the overall economic and environmental viability of EVs in the automotive market.

SuperCORR A Specialist Barrier Film Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A - Corrosion Inhibitor

EnviroTech Europe supplies advanced corrosion protection products, based on approved synthetic materials, to provide quality solutions to a diverse range of lubrication and corrosion problems. Super CORR A is a unique and proprietary formulation with long-lasting, anti-corrosion inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protection against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The non-flammable film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) in thickness, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides, petroleum-based material, or halogens, to meet the EU RoHS directive.

Super CORR A is unexcelled in preventing failures of electrical systems and electronic equipment caused by corrosion as well as preventing the corrosion of metal components surfaces, including those of components comprised of dissimilar metals such as those found in aerospace environments.The ability to displace water from exposed contacts can ensure reliable operation in extreme conditions. The use of SuperCORR A for corrosion control can not only bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs but more importantly greater safety. It is much simpler and a lot less costly to prevent corrosion than to repair or replace damaged avionic equipment or a component that failed because of corrosion.

Super CORR A is packaged in aerosol cans making access to component parts easy for engineering crews in difficult locations and conditions. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water environments for at least 6 months, protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Extremely long-lasting, specially formulated and proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitor.
  • Eliminates premature failure of components created by moisture, general or fretting corrosion.
  • Prevents deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic and electrical equipment and mechanical close tolerance moving components.
  • Reliability increased, maintenance intervals increased and costs reduced, manufacturers save costly warranty service calls or product re-call.

HISTORY

SuperCORR A was originally developed for the U.S. Air Force to comply with military specifications and to prevent electrical and electronic components from systems failures caused by corrosion.
It became the industry standard for avionic corrosion protection within MROs (maintenance, repair and operations) and OEMs (overhaul and original equipment manufacturers). It’s unique ability to displace water and provide a performance enhancing level of corrosion protection has led to it being used in many other applications and industries worldwide.

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.

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.

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A guide to critical cleaning of oxygen components and services

Critical Cleaning Solvent

Guide to critical cleaning of oxygen components

The COVID pandemic of 2020-2023 increased the demand for critical cleaning of oxygen components to treat patients with 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 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 needed critical cleaning.

CLEANING OXYGEN COMPONENTS

Critical cleaning of oxygen components is a crucial process to ensure the safety and reliability of systems that handle oxygen, especially in industries like aerospace, healthcare, and industrial gas production.

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.

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 removal of welding slag etc. These are all referenced in the section below.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR OXYGEN SERVICE CLEANING

As part of the programme of worldwide harmonisation of industry standards, the ‘European Industrial Gases Association’, (EIGA) published Cleaning of equipment for Oxygen Service Doc 33/18. The publication was developed from the Compressed Gas Association Document G-4.1 Cleaning Equipment for Oxygen Service by the ‘Compressed Gas Association’.

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 vaporised 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 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.

THE SOLVENT OF CHOICE FOR THE CRITICAL CLEANING OF OXYGEN SERVICE COMPONENTS

Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and very low Global Warming Potential (GWP) solvent cleaner for high performance critical cleaning of oxygen components and services.

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 is a high-performance solvent cleaner used for sustainable and future proof degreasing. It has a GWP of less than 1, with a 100-year Integrated Time Horizon (ITH). Soft on the environment and safe for users, it offers improved cleaning at lower costs.

ProSolv® 5408e ticks all the boxes and is the perfect profile for a modern degreasing solvent. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces. Sustainable and secure for the future. Non-carcinogenic, low boiling point, economical with energy with low solvent losses, faster production, reduced costs, easy handling. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces.

ProSolv® 5408e has a unique range of characteristics making it the solvent of choice for cleaning 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.

cleaning of oxygen components

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Fast precision cleaning with short cycle times.
  • Can be used in any vapour degreasing equipment, lower energy consumption and lower maintenance.
  • Can be used as a line flushing solvent.
  • Ideal replacement for Trichloroethylene, n-Propyl Bromide, Perchloroethylene, high ODP/GWP fluorocarbons and HCFC based solvents.
  • Excellent choice to replace flammable solvents such as MEK, Acetone, Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) or Hydrocarbons.
  • Stable with no additives, no testing required.
  • Improved productivity, parts exit the machine cool, dry and spot-free with no drying required.
  • Fast drying.
  • Minimal non-volatile residue (>10ppm).
  • High density solution, excellent for ultrasonic cleaning.
  • Mid-range boiling point (46°C), processed components easily handled.
  • Very low surface tension for penetration into the micron level crevices and holes, efficient cleaning in tight to reach places and complex geometries.
  • Easy process monitoring, minimal effort and minimal waste generation, easy reclamation for reuse.
  • High Solvency (KB Value 98) for a variety of contaminants.
  • Compatible with a broad range of substrates.


SAFE FOR USERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT​

  • Safe for the environment, Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
  • Very low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
  • GWP of less than 1, AR4 100yr Integrated Time Horizon (ITH).
  • Non-hazardous for transportation.
  • Non-flammable (No Flash Point).
  • Not classified as a carcinogen.
  • RoHS compliant.

Listed above are some of the benefits from using ProSolv® 5408e, a sustainable degreasing solvent for critical cleaning and an economical and efficient replacement solution for cleaning systems using older legacy solvents, which are now either banned or being phased out. EnviroTech Europe have many years of experience and our experts are available to guide you through your solvent cleaner changeover procedures or to advise on equipment. We 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.

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.

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The importance of corrosion protection for avionic and electronic components

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The importance of corrosion protection for avionic and electronic components

Corrosion protection for avionic and electronic components involves a combination of design and maintenance considerations and practices. Environmental testing helps to assess the performance of components under various conditions, including temperature extremes, vibration, humidity, chemical contaminants, moisture and salt exposure. Regular inspection can detect any signs of corrosion, allowing preventive maintenance, cleaning, and application of protective coatings. Corrosion protection is crucial for avionic and electronic components for several reasons:

Reliability and Performance:

Avionic and electronic components are critical for the reliable operation of aircraft and other electronic systems. Corrosion can compromise the functionality of these components, leading to malfunctions, errors, and, in extreme cases, complete failure. Corrosion protection measures help ensure the reliability and optimal performance of these systems.

Safety:

In aviation, safety is paramount. Corrosion can weaken structural components, compromise electrical connections, and interfere with the proper functioning of sensors and control systems. Protecting avionic and electronic components from corrosion is essential to maintain the structural integrity and safety of aircraft.

Longevity and Cost Efficiency:

Avionic and electronic components are often expensive and designed for long-term use. Corrosion can significantly reduce the lifespan of these components, leading to premature failure and the need for costly replacements. Corrosion-related damage can result in expensive repairs and replacements. Implementing effective corrosion protection measures is a cost-effective strategy in the long run, as it helps prevent the need for frequent maintenance and replacements.

Harsh Environmental Conditions:

Aircraft electronic systems are exposed to a variety of harsh environmental conditions, including moisture, salt spray, temperature extremes, and chemical contaminants. These conditions can accelerate corrosion processes.

Maintaining Electrical Connections:

Corrosion on electrical connectors can lead to increased resistance, poor conductivity, and signal degradation. This can affect the accuracy and reliability of data transmission in electronic systems.

Regulatory Compliance:

Aviation and electronic industries are subject to stringent regulations and standards. Many regulatory bodies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States, have specific requirements for corrosion prevention and control. Adhering to these regulations is crucial for ensuring the airworthiness and safety of aircraft.

In summary, corrosion protection for avionic and electronic components is essential for ensuring the reliability, safety, and longevity of critical systems and components. It is a proactive approach to mitigate the damaging effects of corrosion and maintain optimal performance in demanding environments. By incorporating a corrosion protection strategy into the maintenance processes, it is possible to enhance the corrosion resistance of avionic and electronic components, ensuring their reliability and longevity in challenging environments.

SuperCORR A Specialist Barrier Film Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A - Corrosion Inhibitor

EnviroTech Europe supplies advanced corrosion protection products, based on approved synthetic materials, to provide quality solutions to a diverse range of lubrication and corrosion problems. Super CORR A is a unique and proprietary formulation with long-lasting, anti-corrosion inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protection against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The non-flammable film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) in thickness, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides, petroleum-based material, or halogens, to meet the EU RoHS directive.

Super CORR A is unexcelled in preventing failures of electrical systems and electronic equipment caused by corrosion as well as preventing the corrosion of metal components surfaces, including those of components comprised of dissimilar metals such as those found in aerospace environments.The ability to displace water from exposed contacts can ensure reliable operation in extreme conditions. The use of SuperCORR A for corrosion control can not only bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs but more importantly greater safety. It is much simpler and a lot less costly to prevent corrosion than to repair or replace damaged avionic equipment or a component that failed because of corrosion.

Super CORR A is packaged in aerosol cans making access to component parts easy for engineering crews in difficult locations and conditions. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water environments for at least 6 months, protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Extremely long-lasting, specially formulated and proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitor.
  • Eliminates premature failure of components created by moisture, general or fretting corrosion.
  • Prevents deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic and electrical equipment and mechanical close tolerance moving components.
  • Reliability increased, maintenance intervals increased and costs reduced, manufacturers save costly warranty service calls or product re-call.

HISTORY

SuperCORR A was originally developed for the U.S. Air Force to comply with military specifications and to prevent electrical and electronic components from systems failures caused by corrosion.
It became the industry standard for avionic corrosion protection within MROs (maintenance, repair and operations) and OEMs (overhaul and original equipment manufacturers). It’s unique ability to displace water and provide a performance enhancing level of corrosion protection has led to it being used in many other applications and industries worldwide.

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.

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.

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Solvent cleaners in the nuclear power industry

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The importance of solvent cleaners in the nuclear power industry

Solvent cleaners play a crucial role in the nuclear power industry for various reasons. The nuclear power industry involves complex and sensitive processes that require a high level of cleanliness to ensure safety, efficiency, compliance with regulatory standards, and overall integrity of nuclear facilities.  Here are some key reasons which highlight the importance of solvent cleaning in the nuclear power industry:

Contamination Control:

Nuclear power plants operate in environments where even small amounts of contaminants can have significant consequences. Solvent cleaning helps control and remove contaminants such as dust, dirt, oils, and other foreign residues from various components, ensuring the integrity of critical systems and equipment.

Radiation Protection:

Radioactive materials are present in different forms within nuclear power facilities. Solvent cleaning is essential for decontaminating surfaces exposed to radiation. Radioactive particles can adhere to equipment and structures, posing a risk to workers and the environment. Regular solvent cleaning helps mitigate radiation exposure by removing these contaminants and is crucial for minimizing radiation exposure to workers and preventing the spread of radioactive materials.

Equipment Maintenance:

Nuclear power plants rely heavily on sophisticated equipment and control systems for monitoring and managing various processes, including sensors, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, and instrumentation. Solvent cleaning helps maintain the performance and reliability of these components by preventing corrosion and other issues that may arise from the accumulation of contaminants, ensuring accurate and reliable operation.

Preventing Corrosion:

Corrosion can compromise the structural integrity of materials, especially in the presence of radiation and harsh environmental conditions. Solvent cleaning helps remove corrosive agents, protecting equipment and structures from degradation. This helps extend the lifespan of materials and reduces the risk of structural failure.

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance:

The nuclear industry operates under strict quality assurance and regulatory standards. Solvent cleaning is an essential part of maintaining these standards by ensuring that equipment and surfaces meet cleanliness requirements and do not introduce uncertainties or errors into the nuclear processes.

Heat Transfer Efficiency:

In nuclear power plants, efficient heat transfer is essential for optimal performance. The presence of contaminants on heat exchanger surfaces can reduce heat transfer efficiency, leading to decreased performance and potential overheating.  Solvent cleaning helps maintain clean surfaces, ensuring effective heat transfer and preventing overheating of components. Some solvents can also be extremely effective as heat transfer liquids.

Preventative Maintenance:

Solvent cleaning is often a part of routine preventative maintenance programs in nuclear facilities. Clean and well-maintained equipment is less likely to experience malfunctions.  Regular cleaning helps identify and address potential issues before they escalate, contributing to the overall safety and reliability of the nuclear plant.

In summary, solvent cleaning is integral to the overall safety, efficiency, and longevity of equipment and structures within the nuclear power industry. It plays a key role in helping to control contamination, maintain equipment performance, protect against radiation, help to prevent corrosion and ensure overall equipment reliability. It’s important to note that while solvents are effective cleaning agents, their use should be handled with care. Some solvents can be toxic, flammable, or harmful to human health and the environment, so proper precautions and guidelines should be followed when using them. Additionally, choosing the right solvent for a specific cleaning task is crucial to achieve optimal results without causing damage to the surfaces being cleaned.

Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and very low Global Warming Potential (GWP) solvent cleaner for high performance degreasing.

ProSolv® 5408e has been developed to provide superior critical cleaning performance, suitable for many different industries. High Solvency (KB Value 98) for removal of organic residue and oils.

ProSolv® 5408e is a high-performance solvent cleaner used for sustainable and future proof degreasing. It has a GWP of less than 1, with a 100-year Integrated Time Horizon (ITH). Soft on the environment and safe for users, it offers improved cleaning at lower costs.

ProSolv® 5408e ticks all the boxes and is the perfect profile for a modern degreasing solvent. Exceptionally low surface tension to penetrate micron sized holes and close contact surfaces. Sustainable and secure for the future. Non-carcinogenic, low boiling point, economical with energy with low solvent losses, faster production, reduced costs, easy handling.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Fast precision cleaning with short cycle times.
  • Can be used in any vapour degreasing equipment, lower energy consumption and lower maintenance.
  • Ideal replacement for Trichloroethylene, n-Propyl Bromide, Perchloroethylene and HCFC based solvents.
  • Stable with no additives, no testing required.
  • Improved productivity, parts exit the machine cool, dry and spot-free with no drying required.
  • Minimal non-volatile residue (>10ppm).
  • High density solution, excellent for ultrasonic cleaning.
  • Mid-range boiling point (46°C).
  • Very low surface tension for penetration into the micron level crevices and holes, efficient cleaning in tight to reach places and complex geometries.
  • Easy process monitoring with minimal effort and minimal waste generation, easy reclamation for reuse.
  • High Solvency (KB Value 98) for a variety of contaminants.
  • Compatible with a broad range of substrates.

SAFE FOR USERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT​

  • Safe for the environment, Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
  • Very low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
  • GWP of less than 1, AR4 100yr Integrated Time Horizon (ITH).
  • Non-hazardous for transportation.
  • Non-flammable (No Flash Point).
  • Not classified as a carcinogen

Listed above are some of the benefits from using ProSolv® 5408e, a sustainable degreasing solvent for precision cleaning and an economical and efficient replacement solution for cleaning systems using older legacy solvents, which are now either banned or being phased out. EnviroTech Europe have many years of experience and our experts are available to guide you through your solvent cleaner changeover procedures or to advise on equipment.

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.

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The importance of corrosion protection for air conditioning units

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Corrosion protection for air conditioning units.

Corrosion problems in air conditioning units can be caused by various factors including exposure to harsh environmental conditions like humidity, salt, pollutants, chemicals, and other airborne particles, poor maintenance, manufacturing defects or inferior materials, equipment ageing and general wear. To prevent or minimize corrosion in air conditioning units, regular maintenance, proper installation, timely repairs of leaks, and protection against environmental elements are crucial. This includes routine cleaning, inspections, and addressing any issues promptly to extend the lifespan of the AC unit and ensure its optimal performance. Corrosion protection for air conditioning units can be vital in various situations, here are some important considerations:.

Harsh Environments:
In areas near the coast or where the air is laden with salt, the risk of corrosion is higher due to saltwater exposure. Corrosion protection measures, such as coatings or materials designed to resist corrosion, can help extend the lifespan of the air conditioning unit.

High Humidity Environments:
In regions with high humidity levels, the potential for moisture-related corrosion is increased. Protective coatings and treatments can be beneficial in preventing moisture-induced corrosion.

Industrial and Chemical Exposure:
In industrial locations with exposure to corrosive chemicals, protecting air conditioning units from corrosion is important. Acidic or corrosive fumes can deteriorate the unit’s components over time.

Long-Term Maintenance:
Corrosion protection measures can reduce maintenance costs and downtime by preventing or delaying the onset of corrosion-related problems. This is especially important in commercial and industrial applications where HVAC systems are essential for operations.

Extended Equipment Lifespan:
Proper corrosion protection can contribute to the longevity of the air conditioning unit, saving money on replacement costs.

Common methods of corrosion protection for air conditioning units include:

Coatings:
Applying anti-corrosion coatings or paints to the unit’s components to create a barrier.

Galvanized Steel:
Using galvanized steel for components and frames can provide resistance to rust and corrosion.

Regular Maintenance:
Regular cleaning and maintenance to remove corrosive materials like dirt, debris, and salt deposits.

Placement and Enclosure:
Positioning the air conditioning unit in a way that minimizes exposure to harsh elements, or enclosing it in a protective housing, can be effective.

Use of Corrosion-Resistant Materials:
Investing in air conditioning units made from materials that are inherently resistant to corrosion can be a wise choice for long-term durability.

SuperCORR A - Corrosion Inhibitor

Specialist Barrier Film Corrosion Protection

EnviroTech Europe supplies advanced corrosion protection products, based on approved synthetic materials, to provide quality solutions to a range of lubrication and corrosion problems.

Super CORR A is a unique and proprietary formulation with long-lasting, anti-corrosion inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protection against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The non-flammable film is only 7 microns (0.007mm) in thickness, is not a wax or oil-based product and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides, petroleum-based material, or halogens, to meet the EU RoHS directive.

Super CORR A is unexcelled in preventing failures of electrical systems and electronic equipment caused by corrosion as well as preventing the corrosion of metal components surfaces. Use Super CORR A to protect connectors, electrical systems and switches and mechanical controls during servicing. It’s ability to displace water from exposed contacts can ensure reliable operation in extreme conditions, all from one small aerosol can.

The use of Super CORR A for corrosion control can not only bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs but more importantly greater safety. It is much simpler and a lot less costly to prevent corrosion than to repair or replace the damaged equipment or component that failed because of corrosion.

Super CORR A is packaged in aerosol cans making access to component parts easy for engineering crews in difficult locations and conditions. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water environments for at least 6 months, protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL

  • Extremely long-lasting, specially formulated and proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitor.
  • Eliminates premature failure of components created by moisture, general or fretting corrosion.
  • Prevents deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic and electrical equipment and mechanical close tolerance moving components.
  • Reliability increased, maintenance intervals increased and costs reduced, manufacturers save costly warranty service calls or product re-call.

APPROVED

  • Industry approval from:  NASA, Boeing Aircraft, Bombardier, Embraer, Lear, Gulfstream, Hawker-Beechcraft, Cessna, Raytheon, Polish Airforce, Northrop-Grumman, Royal Navy and Royal Norwegian Air Force.
  • Exceeds Mil C 81309 Corrosion Prevention Compounds.
  • Approved in US Tri-Service Corrosion Manuals.

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.

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.

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