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Trial Number 281

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. 

Four products were used at full strength at room temperature and another four were heated to 130 F on a hot plate. Twenty-four preweighed coupons were coated with Ferrocote 581 LVO and allowed to dry for a half an hour and reweighed. Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for 5 minutes using stir-bar-agitation, rinsed in a tap water bath for 15 seconds at 120 F and dried using air blow off for 30 seconds at 68 F. Coupons were allowed to dry for a half an hour and then reweighed a final time. Efficiencies were calculated.

Success Rating:

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


Three out of the four products used at 100% were effective at an efficiency rate of over 85%. Three out of the four products used at 5% were also effective at the same efficiency rate.

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