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Client #426

Project Number 1

Test Objective:

To replace the use of TCE on aluminum substrates.

Product Use:

Design and manufacture cold plates, chassis, chillers, cooling systems, and heat exchangers for thermal management applications.
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 07/12/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five TCE alternatives at removing lubricants from aluminum alloys. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
1 07/12/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five TCE alternatives at removing lubricants from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
10 08/16/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of Fluosolv NC-786 at removing wax and lubricants from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
11 08/16/2017 To compare the contact angle of TCE cleaned aluminum parts and potential alternatives as a basis for measuring cleanliness. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
12 12/28/2017 To compare the effectiveness of alternative solvents to Trichloroethylene (TCE) when removing lubricating oils from aluminum alloy coupons. Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.
13 12/26/2017 To compare the effectiveness of alternative solvents to Trichloroethylene (TCE) when removing lubricating oils from aluminum alloy coupons. Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.
2 07/12/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five drop-in solvents at removing lubricant from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
3 07/12/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five drop-in solvents at removing lubricant from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
4 07/12/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five drop-in solvents at removing wax from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
5 07/24/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of five drop-in solvents at removing aged lubricant on aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
6 07/25/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of seven TCE alternatives at removing lubricant from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
7 07/26/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of seven TCE alternatives at removing lubricant from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
8 07/26/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of seven TCE alternatives at removing lubricant from aluminum alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
9 07/26/2017 To evaluate the effectiveness of seven TCE alternatives at removing wax from aluminum alloys Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.

Project Number 2

Test Objective:

To replace the use of TCE in vapor degreasing to remove copper tube lubricants from copper brazed parts.

Product Use:

heating and cooling systems
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 02/20/2018 To evaluate the effectiveness of five TCE alternatives at removing lubricating oils from copper alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
1 12/31/1969 To evaluate the effectiveness of four TCE aqueous alternatives at removing lubricating oils from copper alloys. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
2 12/31/1969