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Summary:

Part of a joint venture between EPA, TURI and RI DEM to reduce the use of TCE in the Providence, RI area, three trials were conducted on this client’s buffing compounds. A follow up test may be conducted using ultrasonic energy in an attempt to improve cleaning efficiencies of the four products tested (Buckeye International XL, Matchless Metal Polish Co MC 132, Oakite Products Inproclean 3800, US Polychem Corporation Polyspray Jet 790 XS). Client plans on trying the recommended product. Client also networked with other company to address staining problems.

Test Objective:

To replace TCE for cleaning buffing compound from brass and steel.

Product Use:

Light fixture components
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 08/24/2006 To evaluate selected products for buffing compound removal from brass to replace TCE Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
1 08/24/2006 To evaluate successful products on second supplied buffing compound. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
2 08/24/2006 To evaluate third supplied buffing compound with the previously tested products. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
3 01/16/2008 To find a drop in solvent alternative to TCE for vapor degreasing lighting fixtures A follow up test, usually based on company input.
4 02/08/2008 To evaluate drop-in solvents on supplied parts using vapor degreasing A follow up test, usually based on company input.