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Trial Number 5

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate supplied product for light oil removal as compared to acetone.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

One supplied product and acetone were used at full strength and room temperature. Six preweighed 6061 H6 aluminum coupons were coated with the Steco Corporation Tap Magic cutting fluid using a handheld swab. Coupons were weighed a second time to determine the amount of fluid added to the surface.

Three coupons were placed in the Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. Cleaning solution was applied to the surface using a plastic squeeze bulb. A reinforced Kimberly Clark Wypall X60 paper towel was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with the same cleaning product. Cleaning was conducted for 20 cycles. Final weights were recorded, and efficiencies calculated for each coupon cleaned.

Trial Results:

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
SWC 100      
  0.4207 0.0195 95.36
  0.3519 0.0289 91.79
  0.3202 0.0183 94.28
  0.3033 0.0175 94.23
  0.2289 0.0124 94.58
  0.2245 0.0156 93.05

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


The next step will be to record the time required to remove all of the cutting fluid from the aluminum surface.

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