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Cleaning solvent for vapour degreasing in the aerospace industries

ProSolv® 5408 sustainable, economical cleaning solvent for vapour degreasing in the aerospace industries

cleaning solvent

The aircraft and aerospace component manufacturing industries face many critical cleaning applications during manufacturing processes and for finishing where surfaces need to be completely degreased leaving no residues. Although aqueous cleaning would seem to be the method of choice for environmental reasons with new advancements in cleaning solvent chemistry this is often not the case. Vapour degreasing is the most effective process, economical in use with lower energy uses, one tank needing less floor space than multi tank water-based systems and safe for users.

ProSolv 5408e has been developed to be used in place of the traditional chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents, trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene and those based on n-propyl bromide (nPb) which have been phased out for use as vapour degreasing solvents in the EU. The ProSolv 5408e advanced formulation, based on sustainable solvents, has been extensively tested with oils, soils greases and other contaminants from the manufacturing process and with is high KB value all these materials are easily removed to comply with aircraft standards for cleaning and degreasing to the highest levels. No titanium surface cracking or deleterious effects on other metals or composites commonly used for aircraft and aerospace component manufacture have been identified.

The innovative ProSolv 5408e formulation produced by Envirotech Europe ticks all the boxes with the perfect profile for vapour degreasing Soft on the environment with near zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and very low global warming potential (GWP) its lower boiling point at 48C minimises energy requirements giving reduced process times for greater throughput and comfortably handled critically cleaned parts. The incredibly low surface tension guarantees penetration into micron sized through and blind holes and between close contact surfaces.

Stable in use ProSolv 5408eis safe for users with a high 8hr occupational exposure level of 220ppm. The solvent needs no additives or stabilisers and requires no testing. Sustainable, safe and secure for future use as your forever solvent.


CRITICAL CLEANING FOR THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY
A few examples of the many uses are discussed below, our technical service engineers can offer information and advice on critical cleaning in the multitude of other applications experienced in the precision engineering industries.

BONDING OF HONEYCOMB SECTIONS FOR COMPOSITES
An instance of critical cleaning is removal of all contamination from aluminium honeycomb prior to epoxy resin bonding of the formed aluminium skin to produce lightweight high tensile structures for applications such as leading edges on aircraft wings and wind turbine blades.  This is an extremely demanding application, as any residues will prevent the adhesion of the adhesives leading to delamination with potentially disastrous effects.

Due to the high standards of cleaning which are required this process is usually carried out by vapour/liquid degreasing with the traditional chlorinated solvents however due to the increasingly stringent controls on these materials ProSolv 5408e which is fully tested to aircraft industry standards and with its greatly improved environmental and user profile is now increasingly used as the sustainable and safer replacement.

CLEANING FOR CRACK AND FAULT TESTING OF WELDS AND CASTINGS
Another common use in the aircraft industry is in the cleaning of castings and metal fabrications before the use of NDT crack detection fluids. Removal of all surface contamination from manufacturing processes is vital to expose faults. Vapour degreasing and vapour liquid cleaning with ultrasonics is a favoured method due to the excellent solubility of oils and greases and other soils using one tank with very fast processing and parts emerging completely clean and dry. Crack and fault detection in casting and welds is also important in other industries such as railways, automotive engines, and turbines where castings or critical welded fabrications are used. This is particularly relevant as part of the maintenance procedure for refurbishment of aircraft landing gear where surfaces can be heavily contaminated by hard to remove hydraulic oils, rubber and cement dust and grease.

Because this application needs completely degreased, residue free and dry surfaces, the use of slow drying cleaners such as hydrocarbons or water-based cleaners may cause problems as the cracks need to be dry to allow penetration of the detection fluids. Vapour degreasing is the most effective cleaning system for all NDT applications as parts emerge dry from the cleaning process. ProSolv 5408e conforms to SaE-AMS2664 and E1417 99-1/7-1-1 solvent precleaning standard for Penetrant testing in aerospace applications.


CRITICAL CLEANING OF OXYGEN AND GAS SYSTEMS
Critical cleaning of oxygen lines and tanks where no organic residues can be tolerated is another ideal use for this new sustainable cleaning solution. ProSolv 5408e conforms to CGA, ELIGA and Compressed Gas Association standards for this application. We have a series of guides to using ProSolv 5408e for component cleaning to Oxygen standards and recommended cleaning methods involved, available on request.

ProSolv 5408e is produced to consistent quality standards worldwide and is available through a network of experienced and qualified suppliers.

For full product information please visit www.vapour-degreasing.com/prosolv5408e

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Corrosion protection for electrical control systems in Wastewater Treatment Plants

SuperCORR A protects electrical control systems against corrosive environments

Protect Electrical Control Systems

Wastewater treatment plants are subject to corrosion and rust from a variety of causes, one of which is Hydrogen Sulphide gas, (H2S). Corrosion is an insidious and costly problem that causes just about every metal and metal alloy to fail over time. Metals in electrical and electronic control systems, components, connectors, and switches are of most concern.

Corrosion is found in almost all process industries including wastewater treatment plants, pulp and paper mills, fertilizer plants, and numerous other industries and is not going away.  Establishing a ‘Preventative Maintenance Program’ that includes corrosion prevention makes it a problem that can be cost effectively dealt with.

One proven and positive way to reduce, if not prevent, corrosion altogether from causing electrical, electronic systems and component failures is by using an ultra-thin film water displacing lubricant material with corrosion inhibiting compound, SuperCORR A has all these properties. 

A proprietary formulation packaged in aerosol cans it uses a non-flammable fast drying carrier solvent. The aerosol is supplied with a flexible tube applicator which allows the protective coating to be applied accurately even in difficult to get to components.

Removal of surface contamination from the metallic contact surfaces on switches and circuit breakers is essential to ensure fault free operation. The aerosol uses the unique
SuperCORR A formulation to lift and remove dust and soils from the metal contact surfaces. An inert compound that neither reduces nor increases the electrical conductivity. SuperCORR A also provides long term protection from corrosion and electrical arcing that can lead to shorts and subsequent circuit failures.

Testing SuperCORR A in corrosive environments
SuperCORR A (MIL-DTL-87177B (Revised MIL-L-87177A) Type 1 Grade B lubricant was subjected to extensive and vigorous Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) testing at Battelle Laboratories under a U.S. Government contract.

Specifications ASTM B827 and ASTM B845 Class III MFG testing protocol were used. This included gases with high corrosion potentials including Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Nitrous Oxide(NO2), and Chlorine (Cl2).

ASTM B845 refers to techniques for mixed flowing gas (MFG) tests containing gases that are applied to evaluate devices containing electrical contacts such as slip rings, separable connectors, electromechanical relays or switch contacts. The MFG tests accelerate corrosive degradation processes. Connectors and contacts within closed electronic cabinets may be affected by an environment of different severity than the outside of these cabinets. ASTM B827 outlines procedures for conducting environmental tests involving exposures to controlled quantities of corrosive gas mixtures. Equipment and methods for gas, temperature, and humidity control for tests to be conducted in a reproducible manner are described.

Reproducibility is measured using control coupons whose corrosion films are evaluated by mass gain, coulometry, or by various electron and X-ray beam analysis techniques. Reproducibility can also be measured by in situ corrosion rate monitors using electrical resistance or mass/frequency change methods. Full copies of these tests can be made available on request.

Industrial applications
SuperCORR A has a proven performance record in protecting electrical components, systems, connectors and electronics. The coating will also prevent the ingress of moisture and other contaminants onto the connector surfaces.  These initiate corrosions and cause intermittent component failure or a premature degradation of component performance.

The Battelle Laboratories studies provided data and related processing information validating the benefits of using SuperCORR A. to protect the electrical connectors of line replacement units (LRUs) used in military aircraft avionic applications.

The results of the laboratory and field-testing activities conducted in these studies confirm that SuperCORR A is an extremely effective coating to protect electronics, electrical components and systems including switches and connectors with no compromise of the integrity of the electrical component/system even in very corrosive environments.

As a result of testing on site at a number of private and public companies with the confirmatory work at Battelle Laboratories SuperCORR A is being used to reduce maintenance and repair costs in a range of different industrial applications –  wastewater treatment plants, pulp and paper mills, automotive and heavy equipment industries and in the power production sector oil and gas and renewable energy and in both the aviation and maritime industries.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Please visit our website  www.envirotech-europe.com/supercorr-a for information about other uses and applications.  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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General purpose industrial solvent cleaners

Clarea® industrial solvent cleaners are safe for users and the environment

industrial solvent cleaners

Clarea® solvent cleaners are compatible with all metals, composites and most plastics used to remove dirt, oil, grease, or other contaminants from surfaces without causing harm or leaving residue. They are used as immersion cleaners for component cleaning in manufacturing and engineering industries and as wipe cleaners for large surface areas prior to painting or powder coating.

The environmental concerns and health hazards of the chlorinated solvents used as industrial degreasing agents has led to the formulation of this EnviroTech range of safer cleaning solvents.

What to consider when choosing suitable solvent cleaning products?

Solvents used for cleaning must be highly refined and leave no residues on drying. They need to be highly effective removing oils and soils without causing damage or corrosion of the parts or components being processed and leave minimal residues.

Cleaning specifications vary widely from very demanding automotive and aerospace applications to less demanding applications where critical cleaning is not needed such as pre-used parts or assemblies from the transportation, aerospace, or manufacturing equipment sectors. Heavily contaminated when removed from service these must be free of oils, soils, grease and dirt before disassembly prior to refurbishing and rebuilding. Much of this work will be manual and the considerations for the safety of operators, hand wiping or brush cleaning is paramount.

Clarea® products are aliphatic hydrocarbon based low odour degreasing solvents with specified flash points. They will remove oils, greases, hydraulic fluids cutting fluids and a wide variety of hydrocarbon based protective coatings. Clarea® solvents can be safely used with all metals and composites and most plastic and paint finishes.

Clarea® HC40, ultrasonic and dip systems and can be used with brush or in hand-wipe processes.  Clarea® HC462, is a degreasing solvent with a flash point over 60°C. It is suitable for hand-wipe applications when used externally.

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..

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Lubricant and corrosion protection spray

SuperCORR A multitasking lubricant and corrosion protection spray solving problems across industry.

Corrosion protection spray

Originally developed to comply with military standards for a lubricant and corrosion protective for the USAF (MIL- DTL- 8717B Type 1 Avionics cleaning and corrosion prevention and control) SuperCORR A is now the industry standard for in service maintenance by military and commercial airlines and MOR facilities worldwide. It is recognised for its unique formulation which contains extremely long-lasting, proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitors providing a superior lubrication coefficient and protecting components against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, surface static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems. The ultra-thin non-flammable lubricant film is only 7 microns (0.0007 inch) thick and is formulated without sulphates, chlorides or halogens to meet the EU RoHS directive. It is unexcelled in preventing deterioration and contamination on all surfaces of electronic equipment and metal components.

Its use in aircraft is well established for maintenance but major aerospace and turbine manufacturer is currently completing trials with SuperCORR A to protect machined parts in transit and storage, worldwide, under variable temperature and humidity conditions against corrosion during long term storage. The protective film is self-sealing during movement and handling and can be removed before use if necessary.

Amongst other established uses for mercantile lubrication and corrosion protection suppliers of marine maintenance packages, which include SuperCORR A, to ships on docking. These are used for routine lubrication and anticorrosion maintenance in the harsh conditions experienced at sea. The aerosol cans make access to parts easy for the engineering crew in difficult locations on ship. Unpainted mild steel will not rust on exterior surfaces directly exposed to sea water spray for at least 6 months protecting electrical connectors, switches, chains, drive shafts from corrosion while maintaining lubrication on moving surfaces.

In another interesting application SuperCORR A reduces maintenance under extreme conditions to protect the metal edges of the composite blades on wind turbines. These are subject to the continuous corrosive effects of wind, rain and salt laden sea spray which erodes and corrodes the metal. The protective film produced by application of SuperCORR A is impervious to water and lubricates the airflow across the blade edges preventing corrosion of the metal. Safety on these wind turbines where maintenance engineers are working at great height and perilous conditions of exposure to high winds entails reliance on critical fall arrest equipment. Corrosion in the bearings, clutches and wires used in the arrester mechanisms can lead to failure and potentially serious injury or loss of life. SuperCORR A protects against corrosion in these safety critical components.

The oil and gas industries use SuperCORR A as a reliable easily applied protective coating against corrosion of tools and parts in storage and transit. High humidity and wide fluctuations in temperature experienced on oil rigs at sea and on land need the same protection and lubrication  for  critical fall arresters used on wind turbines and in other situations where working at high levels in extreme weather conditions imposes the same risks.

Monitoring systems, electronics. switches and moving surfaces also need protection and SuperCORR A being based on nonorganic lubricants will not attack or degrade the materials used in manufacturing the components but reject water from protected surfaces preventing shorts, and by preventing fretting corrosion ensuring good connections and smooth movement in bearings and chains.

Portable diesel and LP generators are widely used in the oil and gas and mineral extraction industries in remote, hostile environments. Between flights aircraft services are powered by generators during loading and unloading and maintenance.  All these uses require connection and disconnection, often many times a day. Connector seals, when broken, allows water, sand or dust to penetrate and with the flexing of the connector cables allows sufficient movement between the metal surfaces of the connector pins to produce fretting corrosion. A simple spray between connection breaks ejects water and particulates and protects and lubricates the contacts improving reliability of supply.

Building and construction industries offer other unusual uses for SuperCORR A. Unpainted hatches, grilles, and window furniture are galvanised if manufactured in steel and anodised if aluminium or a zinc alloy. These need protection in storage against scratches and once installed exposure to wind and especially acidic rain dulls surfaces and produces unsightly white surface corrosion. An onsite spray with SuperCORR A on completion of the installation protects the surfaces with an invisible film and at the same time applies a lubricant film to hinges and bearings in handles and other moving parts such as window openers  reducing the needs for maintenance often in inaccessible places at high level.

In all forms of transportation from Amtrac trains, DLR and other lightweight rail systems and for protection of transit equipment and services for underground tunnels and systems to motorsport. racing and rally cars, electric cars and on emergency vehicles SuperCORR A is used for protection and lubrication of connectors, electrical systems and switches, mechanical controls during manufacture, assembly and servicing. Haulage is another area where the ability to displace water from exposed contacts can ensure reliable operation in extreme conditions.

The unique combination of properties in one small aerosol can gives maintenance and service engineers a very safe solution to an enormous range of problems.

For more information please visit www.corrosion-protect.com. To discuss the use of SuperCORR A to solve your problems please use the website contact form or phone us, we look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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Replace nPB

Bad news for your business! Coronavirus, Brexit, redundancies, social distancing reduced cash flow! If that’s not enough! Now needing to replace nPB solvent for vapour degreasing is another problem to worry about as it will not be available after 4th July.

replace n-Propyl Bromide

Don’t panic it not too late to change and comply as we have “drop in” replacements for n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) which are guaranteed to give the same results within your budget and no increase in usage.

It is late but we can give you the information to easily make the change in a day without fuss.

You have questions – of course – for example: How can it be so simple?

The EnSolv range of stabilised nPB based vapour degreasing solvents is the market leader in this field worldwide. EnviroTech Europe the manufacturers know this product inside out with hundreds of satisfied users around the world. We have been championing nPB as a cleaning solvent to the EU authorities for twenty years regarding classification.

Over this time EnSolv gained more and more of the market, unfortunately being a small family orientated, customer focused company with limited cash and resources the Commission ignored the evidence  and banned nPB for use as a vapour degreasing solvent with the sunset date in July 2020.

If you are interested in the history, it is all explained in detail on our website.

With our extensive knowledge of user needs EnviroTech Europe, during the intervening years, have developed new compliant solvent formulations which are simple
drop-in replacements.

No new equipment needed, guaranteed results and no extra set up costs to worry about.

We can’t guarantee that more changes will not happen in the future but you will have a seamless change over and we will then in time let you  evaluate our new generation wonder product which has zero global warming and zero ozone depletion, at a very competitive  cost.

Right that’s one problem out of the way, sorry we can’t help with the others!

Talk to us about whether EnSolv CC-A or ProSolv will be 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.

For more information about replacing nPB please visit:
www.vapour-degreasing.com/npb-replacement

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

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Replacement for n-Propyl bromide and trichloroethylene

Prosolv – A high performance vapour degreasing solvent and simple “drop-in” replacement for n-Propyl bromide and trichloroethylene

Vapour degreasing is one of the most widely used cleaning systems in the engineering industry. The most commonly used solvents are based on Trichloroethylene, n-Propyl bromide and other chlorinated solvents which under EU REACH regulations may require authorisation for use as metal cleaners after July 2020. If you are using vapour degreasing solvents based on any of these solvents EnviroTech Europe can offer excellent drop-in replacement products developed from 40 years of experience supplying market leading cleaning solvents to the engineering industries.

ProSolv® is an alternative chemistry developed by EnviroTech Europe to replace chlorinated solvents. It can be used in most existing vapour degreasing equipment and can be used safely for immersion cleaning using ultrasonics, for which it has been optimised. with a high specific gravity and very low surface tension.

ProSolv® is an extremely stable and simple to use vapour degreasing solvent. A tertiary azeotrope which blends the properties of solvents in the formulation to meet all the increasingly stringent demands of legislators for safer, non- flammable solvents with a low environmental impact while delivering high performance vapour degreasing in the precision engineering industries.

Unlike some other chlorinated and halogenated blends such as trichloroethylene, ProSolv® is an excellent choice to replace flammable solvents such as MEK, Acetone, Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or hydrocarbons where manual wiping or brush cleaning is the preferred method. It is a non-flammable azeotropic blend which can be used for manual cleaning in suitably ventilated areas and recycled by distillation for reuse through many cycles. It is a very stable mixture with no need for monitoring or the need for additives or stabilisers.

In other applications ProSolv® offers a cost-effective alternative for halogenated solvents in formulations for dip, spray or aerosol applications and as a fast-drying carrier solvent for oil, silicones and other lubricants. Simple to install in any standard machine for vapour and vapour liquid degreasing.

ProSolv® is non-flammable (No Flash Point) with high solvency (KB Value 91) with a very low surface tension and low boiling point making it highly productive and economical in use. A very stable azeotrope in use no additives or testing required. Leaves minimal non-volatile residue.

Importantly the ProSolv® formulation is kind to the environment as it contains no hazardous air pollutants and is safe for users. It has zero ozone depletion (ODP) with very low global warming potential (GWP). ProSolv® is compatible with all metals.

Manufactured in UK with excellent customer service, technical support and training from qualified distributors throughout Europe.

For full product information please visit www.vapour-degreasing.com/prosolv

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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ProSolv vapour degreasing solvent

High performance vapour degreasing solvent blend lowers the cost of critical vapour degreasing and cleaning

Vapour degreasing is one of the most widely used cleaning systems in the engineering industry. The most commonly used solvents are based on Trichloroethylene, n-Propyl bromide and other chlorinated solvents which under EU REACH regulations will require authorisation for use as metal cleaners after July 2020. If you are using vapour degreasing solvents based on any of these solvents EnviroTech can offer excellent drop-in replacement products developed from 40 years of experience supplying market leading cleaning solvents to the engineering industries.  

ProSolv® is an alternative chemistry developed by EnviroTech to replace chlorinated solvents. It can be used in most existing vapour degreasing equipment and can be used safely for immersion cleaning using ultrasonics, for which it has been optimised. with a high specific gravity and very low surface tension.

ProSolv® unlike chlorinated and other halogenated hydrocarbons solvents, such as trichloroethylene, can be used for manual cleaning in a suitably ventilated area. Typical applications are high performance critical cleaning at lower cost than other volatile solvent cleaners. Vapour degreasing for medical, aerospace, optics, oxygen equipment service, high vacuum components and electronics.

ProSolv® is an excellent choice to replace flammable solvents such as MEK, Acetone, Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or hydrocarbons where manual wiping or brush cleaning is the preferred method. An azeotropic blend which can be recycled by distillation for reuse through many cycles. It is a very stable mixture with no need for monitoring or the need for additives or stabilisers.

ProSolv® offers a cost-effective alternative for halogenated solvents in formulations for dip, spray or aerosol applications and as a fast-drying carrier solvent for oil, silicones and other lubricants.

ProSolv® is simple to install in any standard machine for vapour and vapour liquid degreasing. It is Non-flammable (No Flash Point) with high solvency (KB Value 91) with a very low surface tension and low boiling point making it highly productive and economical in use. A very stable azeotrope in use no additives or testing required, Leaves minimal Non-volatile residue.

Importantly the ProSolv® formulation is environmentally friendly as it contains no hazardous air pollutants and is safe for users. It has zero ozone depletion (ODP) with very low global warming potential (GWP). Compatible with all metals.

Manufactured in UK with excellent customer service, technical support and training from qualified distributors throughout Europe.

For full product information please visit www.vapour-degreasing.com/prosolv

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.

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Corrosion control for extreme conditions

Preventing disaster with corrosion control – lt is clear that the use of SuperCORR A for corrosion control can bring financial savings in reduced maintenance and replacement costs and more importantly greater safety.

Most people associate corrosion control with rust, which only happens in things made of ferrous metals such as steel girders, ships, iron pipes, steel reinforcement rods, and steel tanks and is the reason metals deteriorate and fail. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals corrode on contact with both fresh and saltwater as well as water vapour. They will also corrode when they come into contact with chemicals, liquid acids as well as acidic vapours, salts and bases, and bacteria.

Corrosion is also a problem in electronics from circuit breakers and contactors to wire bond connectors and soldered components on a printed circuit board. Electrical connectors and plugs are very prone to corrosion as well as non-ferrous metals and alloys such as copper and aluminium. For purposes here, corrosion can be defined as a chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties.

Corrosion is an increasingly serious and costly problem that can lead to plant and equipment failures which range from being an annoyance to being catastrophic. Failures caused by corrosion could and do lead to a direct failure of a component which could affect the entire system and can not only be very expensive in terms of down time to repair or replace plant and equipment, but can also prove to be very costly in loss of productivity but to human life.

ABOVE:

Mild Steel panel exposed to sea spray on board ship for 6 months.

A: Oil based CPC
B: Untreated section
C: Treated with
SuperCORR A, demonstrating its superior performance.

Preventing disaster with corrosion control – Electrical component failure

If an electrical component fails that affects your car that is just an annoyance and can be repaired fairly inexpensively and if you’re driving the car rolls to a stop and you get out. However, if an electrical system failed because of a corroded electrical contact in a control circuit which caused another electrical failure in the master fuel control system on an airliner at 30,000 feet with 250 people on board that could prove to be catastrophic. While the electrical contacts in both cases failed due to corrosion both failures could very well have been prevented by using SuperCORR A in a Corrosion Prevention Program incorporated into all routine maintenance programs.

“Self-healing” ultra-thin film barrier

If an electrical component fails that affects your car that is just an annoyance and can be repaired fairly inexpensively and if you’re driving the car rolls to a stop and you get out. However, if an electrical system failed because of a corroded electrical contact in a control circuit which caused another electrical failure in the master fuel control system on an airliner at 30,000 feet with 250 people on board that could prove to be catastrophic. While the electrical contacts in both cases failed due to corrosion both failures could very well have been prevented by using SuperCORR A

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. The photographs show the effects of protecting metal surfaces and components in extreme condition with a SuperCORR A aerosol.

SuperCORR A is a non-conductive, non- flammable, hydrophobic, ultra-thin film lubricant and corrosion preventive compound. It is a “self-healing” ultra-thin coating that lubricates and protects metals, motors, electrical and electronic components from moisture, salts, chlorides, acids, and oxidation.

Corrosion of electrical components is very prevalent problem and one that can be prevented. Preventing moisture from coming in to contact with the electrical components is the key. An ultra-thin film of SuperCORR A will not only prevent moisture from coming in to contact but will displace moisture that is there already.

SuperCORR A is hydrophobic, that is it repels water and forms a “self-healing” ultra-thin film barrier that prevents moisture from coming into contact with the coated electronic components.

View more information on our product website:
www.corrosion-protect.com

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.

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SuperCORR A For Aircraft Corrosion Protection

SuperCORR A lubricant spray with anti- corrosion properties meets the Mil-L- 87177A specification for aircraft maintenance for USAF.

The effects of using SuperCORR A, a corrosion-inhibitive lubricant spray, which meets the requirements of Mil-L-87177A, are reported in detail in this paper by Scott Dotson in a USAF study for aircraft reliability and maintenance. SuperCORR A can be safely used with all metals and plastics and other materials of construction. The dry film is self-healing and can be used for electrical and mechanical maintenance to improve reliability and reduce failures in use due to corrosion.

Click here to read the full article: Effects of corrosion inhibitive lubricants on
electronics reliability – by Scott L. Dotson

View more information on our product website:
www.corrosion-protect.com

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 Water Based Cleaning

Aquus CL-One is THE general-purpose concentrated cleaning system based on a mixture of surfactants, does not include toxic solvents and exhibits a unique combination of characteristics that are not found in other commercially available products.

Aquus CL-One for water based cleaning 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.

Aquus CL-One concentrated cleaner is formulated to offer one solution for all cleaning applications 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.  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.

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 hundreds of applications are discussed below.

Our applications experts and samples of the product are available by completing the contact form.

PARTS 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.

PREPARATION FOR PAINTING OR POWDER COATING

Aquus CL-One is an excellent choice for cleaning mild steel and ferrous metal parts which are not painted immediately. Process oils and grease on the parts protect the surfaces from changes in humidity but once removed flash rusting can occur while drying.  Aquus CL-One prevents this leaving an invisible barrier on the metal surfaces providing extended corrosion protection during storage, fabrication or assembly before finishing. The barrier film can be painted over without additional rinsing and without affecting adhesion of paint or powder coatings.  Any cleaning system can be used hand wiping, dip tanks, or pressure washing.

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.

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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Tried And Tested Vapour Degreasing Solvent For Critical Cleaning

EnSolv vapour degreasing solvents distributed by EnviroTech Europe Ltd has been used over the last 30 years by hundreds of companies and for thousands of different applications.

With the unique stabiliser/inhibitor system giving stability and long life for degreasing tanks, reducing maintenance costs and low solvent losses EnSolv is very widely used and approved. Intense worldwide competition needs very tight control of manufacturing costs. EnSolv vapour degreasing solvents gives our users a tried and tested, economical product with the lowest operating costs.

n-Propyl Bromide (nPb) update

For more than 30 years n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) has offered users a safer solvent as a replacement for the carcinogen trichloroethylene as customers using EnSolv will know. Unfortunately, European legislation has set a “sunset date” for the use of nPB, the solvent used as the base material for EnSolv. The inclusion of nPB into Annex XIV has been challenged in the European Court by our supplier, the only manufacturer in the EU. EnviroTech Europe Ltd have always sourced from this consistently high quality manufacturer rather than search out cheaper often lower quality alternatives from Asia.

 

The Court was very receptive to all the points made. Despite our firm belief that the inclusion of nPB into Annex XIV was not carried out on the basis of all available evidence and we expected a decision earlier, this has been delayed until later in the year. EnviroTech will inform all clients of the outcome as soon as the decision is known.

Just in case EnviroTech are moving forward.

EnviroTech Europe are in the final stages of development of some new and exciting “drop in” cost effective replacements for all our valued customers old and new.

EnSolv CC-A a unique blend of dichloromethane with surfactants for improved cleaning and lifting of surface soils.

ProSolv a new formulation based on 1,2 trans-dichloroethylene with further developments in our laboratories of other blends to complement the range.

If a change is needed these products are available with full technical advice and support to give the same economical, high quality vapour degreasing and service for uninterrupted production. Details are available on our website.

As specialists in cleaning technology our new Aquus CL-One water based general cleaning solution is a game changer for manufacturing industry, petrochemicals, aviation and institutions with one product, safe on all substrates, for removal of oils, grease and odours.


Don’t Panic.

If you are using EnSolv products now, contact our sales team to discuss “nPB sunset data” we have the information you need to help you prepare and to change to the most economical best alternative.  Not using EnSolv! get in touch anyway, our expertise is free and it will probably be to your advantage.

Go to https://www.vapour-degreasing.com/ for further information on our vapour degreasing solvents or e-mail us for help and advice from our technical service engineers.

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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