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Trial Number 142

Trial Purpose:

Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

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: Cook's Ind Lubricants (Elf Lubricants North America Inc)
Cool 5

Trial Results:

Low Foam:  This cleaner looked to almost bleach the coupons. It either thoroughly cleaned the coupon of all background and newly added contaminants or it reacted with the aluminum itself.

Success Rating:

Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.


4 of the 6 cleaners were effective.Perfect Way 147 (82.42 ave % removal).  LF-2100 had an average % removal of 106.73. The coupons looked almost bleached with a line where the contaminant and cleaner had been used.

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