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Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products
Basic cleaning performance testing was conducted using ASTM G122 as the bases for cleaning.
Cleaning: 5 min Immersion cleaning with stir-bar agitation @ 120 F
Rinsing: 1/2 min, manual, in 102 F water (tap)
Drying : 1 min with heat gun @ 500F
Contaminant : Elf Lubricants, Keystone KSL 111 Synthetic Tacky Grease (spray)
Success Rating:Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
All Cleaners were effective except U.S. Polychem PW-147 cleaner (79.57 average % removal)