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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

Looking for possible replacement chemistries for Trichloroethylene.

Date Run:

02/04/1999

Experiment Procedure:

QUESTION ASKED: Looking for possible replacement chemistries for Trichloroethylene in the cleaning of oils and greases off of jet engines, flow meters and critical metal applications.  It’s a small application with financial restrictions.  Want to use current equipment.

Trial Results:

RESPONSE/ANSWER: The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) has made the results of the tests conducted at the Institutes Surface Cleaning Laboratory (SCL) into a searchable database/spreadsheet format.  This should make alternative cleaner selection faster and easier.  Here are the results of your query, based on the information supplied:

SCL # Cleaner Mfr. PRODUCT  NAME Concentration (%) Temp (F) Time (min)
96-425-01-2 SAFETY KLEENE GREEN SOLVENT 10 122 5
96-425-01-2 SAFETY KLEENE GREEN SOLVENT 10 122 10
96-425-01-2 TWIN RIVER ESTER 100 118 5
96-425-01-2 BUCKEYE SHOPMASTER 10 124 5
96-425-01-2 SAFETY KLEENE GREEN SOLVENT 10 122 5
96-425-01-2 SAFETY KLEENE GREEN SOLVENT 10 122 10
96-425-01-2 T-SQUARE HTF 10 B 15 128 5
96-449-02-2 ARDROX 6333 4 130 5
96-449-02-2 BRULIN 815 GD 4 130 5
96-449-02-2 CALGON AK 6215 4 130 5
97-538-07-3 ECOLINK VORTEX 100 RT 10
97-538-07-3 OAKITE INPROCLEAN 4000 T 100 RT 10
97-538-07-3 SOLVENT KLEENE D-GREEZE 500 100 RT 10
97-538-07-3 ECOLINK VORTEX 100 RT 10
97-538-07-3 OAKITE INPROCLEAN 4000 T 100 RT 10
97-538-07-3 SOLVENT KLEENE D-GREEZE 500 100 RT 10

Success Rating:

Technology Transfer.

Conclusion:

Cleaning projects vary from case-to-case. To obtain more detailed information about any of the listed trials, have the SCL # ready when contacting the lab at (978)934-3133.
SCL provides free testing to Massachusetts companies.

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