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Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 480

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Using non-toxic aqueous cleaning products to remove cutting/tapping fluid off of steel using a manual wipe method.

Date Run: 03/04/09

Experiment Procedure:
Weigh the steel coupons to get an original weight before adding the cutting/tapping fluid. The weigh the dirty coupons get a second reading. Setup the manual wipe machine for 20 cycles = 30 seconds and add the cleaning solution to the coupons that is designated to be tested with this cleaning product. After that reweigh the coupons to get a final reading and see what percentage of the tapping/cutting fluid has been taken off.

Trial Results
Cleaner Initial wt   Final wt     % Removed
AG Environmental Soygold 1000                        
        0.1584       -0.0003       100.19
        0.2830        0.0028        99.01
        0.1852        0.0006        99.68
AG Environmental Soygold 1100                        
        0.3161        0.0012        99.62
        0.2767        0.0029        98.95
        0.3388        0.0015        99.56
AG Environmental Soygold 2000                        
        0.3123        0.0057        98.17
        0.3289        0.0089        97.29
        0.3347        0.0030        99.10
BioGenesis Enterprises BG Clean 648                        
        0.4239        0.0063        98.51
        0.3732        0.0061        98.37
        0.2405        0.0053        97.80
Bi-O-Clean Industry Soy Cream Cleaner                        
        0.3009        0.0057        98.11
        0.4990        0.0031        99.38
        0.3753        0.0047        98.75
Franmer Chemical Bean-e-doo                        
        0.3032        0.0089        97.06
        0.3841        0.0074        98.07
        0.4406        0.0045        98.98
Franmar Chemical Emerge                        
        0.3403        0.0078        97.71
        0.2947        0.0101        96.57
        0.2461        0.0074        96.99
Franmer Chemical Soy Gel                        
        0.0444        0.0058        86.94
        0.2660        0.0014        99.47
        0.3776        0.0079        97.91
Gemtek Products Ez Solv                        
        0.4238        0.0043        98.99
        0.4342        0.0063        98.55
        0.3804        0.0071        98.13
Gemtek Products SC Oven & Grill Cleaner                        
        0.4320        0.0062        98.56
        0.2893        0.0005        99.83
        0.4031        0.0028        99.31


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
All the products passed the acceptable cleaning rate of 85%. Each product shows that it is a great contender for cleaning cutting/tapping fluid off of steel.