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Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products
Basic cleaning performance testing was conducted using ASTM G122 as the bases for cleaning.
One product was used at full strength at room temperature and seven others were heated to 130 F on a hot plate. Twenty-four preweighed coupons were coated with Monroe Fluid Tech Cool Tool II 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.
6 out of 8 products were effective at removing the contaminant at an efficiency rate of over 85%.