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Trial Number 5

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate alternative contact cleaners on supplied parts

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

All five products from the previous trial were used at full strength at room temperature. Again, three of the five products were supplied to the lab in spray cans. Two products had to be applied using a manual spray pump. (The Ak225 does come in a spray can but was not available at the time of testing).

One part was sprayed with each contact cleaner for one minute and allowed to air dry. The part sprayed with the Gemtek product was briefly sprayed with compressed air. Parts were visually inspected and sent back to the client for inspection.

Contaminant: Fuch's Lubricants Renocut 6515 NC (mineral oil, vegetable oil)

Trial Results:

Product Observations Part Description
Micro X (current)                  Residue on flat end of part Black nozzle tip
Heavy Duty Degreaser C Some residue on flat end of part, less than Micro X.  Adjustable flow rate on dispenser                Black nozzle tip
Flux Remover C Oil on smaller end, more than Micro X. Two parts, one trapped in side of the other; after re-cleaning the inside, there was no visible signs of oil. Adjustable flow rate on dispenser Brown larger round/cylinder part
SC Evaporative Electronic Cleaner with air blow off, no visible signs of oil Brown larger round/cylinder part
AK 225 No visible signs of oil

Brown small round/cylinder part

Brown small cylinder part

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


Parts have been sent to client for inspection. Follow up cleaning with aqueous products will be conducted next.

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