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The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effectiveness of high performing cleaners in removing the protect-o-coat soil from parts provided by the company with heated ultrasonics.
One substrate provided by the company was obtained to be tested for each of the cleaners. Concentration and temperature of the cleaners are as follows; Smart Solve 605 100% concentration at 150°F, SC Actisolv 50% concentration at 120°F, SC Maxisolv 100% concentration at 120°F, and Mirachem 500 25% concentration at 120°F. Parts were soiled with the protect-o-coat soil. Parts were then submerged into their respective cleaners for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes had passed, parts were removed and allowed to dry. Photos where taken before cleaning and after cleaning to show effectiveness of the cleaners.
|Smart Solve 605||140°F start temp, 145°F end temp. Completely removed soil after 15 minutes.|
|SC Actisolv||Removed some of the protect-o-coat.|
|SC Maxisolv||Removed very little of the protect-o-coat.|
|Mirachem 500||Completely clean after 20 minutes.|
Success Rating:Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
Smart Solve 605 100% concentration at 140-145°F was the most effective cleaner removing the protect-o-coat soil from its tested part after 15 minutes. Mirachem 500 25% concentration at 120°F was the second most effective cleaner removing the soil after 20 minutes. The next step would be to discuss potential cleaner options with the company and plan for additional parts testing.