Trichloroethylene is a complex task and a number of approaches can be
successful. Contact us to survey your current application so we can offer
If you can afford a
hermetically sealed degreasing unit I suggest you read no further, the
options we offer are low cost options where an effective solution to
trichloroethylene replacement is required.
Option 1 - Can solvent
degreasing be avoided by changing the lubricants.
Can Tube Drawing Lubricants - Copper be used which leave no residue
Can water soluble lubricants be used which wash off
in plain water
Can thermal degreasing fluids be used which means
components can be thermally degreased
Can clean anneal lubricants be used so that
components can go straight to anneal.
Option 2 - Is liquid phase
Can liquid cleaning be suitable - fabricated parts
can sometimes fill with solvent and have difficulty draining out.
Is a solvent available which will dissolve the oils
in use completely - correct selection of the solvent is vital for liquid
phase solvent degreasing to be suitable
Can a low hazard VOC solvent be used - if
consumption is to be less than 2tonnes/annum then a volatile drying
solvent can be used
Can a non-VOC solvent be used - if consumption will
exceed 2tonne/annum then a non-VOC solvent will have to be used to conform
with the SED, the suitability of this would have to be assessed as these
solvents have their own operating requirements.