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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To replace the current Genesolve 2004

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

The purpose of this trial is to find a replacement chemistry and/or process to replace the current Genesolve 2004 used by Electronics Manufacturer. All chemistries will be tested in a beaker with stirbar agitation, and all chemistries except the Asashiklin will be tested in the Crest 40kHz Ultrasonic unit. After drying was complete, the parts were analyzed under a microscope for remaining flux, residual cleaning chemistry or detrimental effects to the parts. All parts were then sealed and shipped to David Norton of Electronics Manufacturer for further evaluation.
SUBSTRATE MATERIAL: Electronic Components
CONTAMINATING PROCESS USED: Received contaminated from Electronics Manufacturer

Trial Results:

Although the ultrasonics removed all of the flux for all four chemistries, pitting was noticed on the part's surface.  The other three aqueous chemistries did not fair so well under stirbar agitation.

Success Rating:

Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.


The Armakleen E-2002 did an excellent job of removing all flux with just stirbar agitation in 15 minutes (appeared to perform as good if not better than Asahiklin).

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