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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

Determine the relative rate of contaminant ease removal that has been aged on the surface with a cleaning solution.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

This test method stimulates a uniform mechanical standard to properly utilize the solution. It does not standardized how much percentage of soil will be removed.
Four VCT tiles were cleaned and applied with coatingagain under 37 degrees Celsius for 2 days. The VCT tiles were cleaned using the Abrasion Tester. A pad was emerged into a 12.5% dilution of Meteor Floor Strip cleaner previous to cleaning of the VCT tile for at least 1 minute. On the manual wipe, a constant pressure was applied on top of the silver cart as the machine is running. The first set of cycle on each VCT tile coupon is set to 1 cycle with the pad on the apparatus for manual wipe. After 1 cycle; each tile was manually cleaned with 50 increment wipes. After each 50 increments, a visual analysis was done on the tile. Each manual wash on the tile is completed after 200 manual wash cycles.

Qualitative rating according to the following terminology:
Removal Ease Number of Oscillations Required for Complete Removal
Excellent <50
Good >50 but <100
Fair >100 but <200
Poor >200

Trial Results:

After the 200 cycles; the removability of the soil on the tiles was poor. 

Visual Analysis    VCT Tile 1 VCT Tile 2 VCT Tile 3 VCT Tile 4
50 cycles 73% removed 37% removed 20% removed 20% removed
100 cycles 81% removed 43% removed 31% removed 23% removed
150 cycles 87% removed 50% removed 35% removed 32% removed
200 cycles 90% removed 65% removed 40% removed 40% removed

Success Rating:

Test incomplete or inconclusive.


Meteor Floor Stripping 12.5% dilution does not remove soil at ease.