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To evaluate three products on fifth oil using ultrasonic cleaning.
The three successful products from the first four oil removal trials were evaluated on the fifth oil using ultrasonic energy. The products were diluted to 5% in 600 ml beakers using DI water and heated to 130 F in a Brason 3510 ultrasonic tank filled with water. Products were degassed for 5 minutes.
Nine pre-weighed coupons were coated with the TuffDraw 1730 R using a hand held swab. Coupons were weighed a second time to determine the amount of oil added. Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for five minutes using 40 kHz ultrasonic agitation. Coupons were rinsed for 15 seconds in a tap water bath at 120 F and dried using a Master Appliance Heat gun at 500 F for 30 seconds. Once dry coupons were weighed a final time and product efficiencies were calculated.
All three products removed over 98% of the oil within five minutes of cleaning with ultrasonic cleaning. The follow table lists the amount of oil added, the amount remaining and the efficiency for each coupon cleaned.
|Cleaner||Initial wt||Final wt||% Removed|
|Sea Wash Blue||0.8159||0.0060||99.26|
Success Rating:A follow up test, usually based on company input.
The three products, Aquavantage 1400, Inproclean 3800 and Sea Wash Blue, were found to be successful on the five supplied oils. Next step would be to evaluate these products on actual parts.