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Immersion/Ultrasonic Cleaning

Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various components
Removing: Printing particulate, hydrocarbon oils from machining
Scenario: LOX requires critically cleaned components
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various aerospace alloys
Removing: Hangsterfers S787
Scenario: Oil removal for further processing

Spray Wash

Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various SRM components
Removing: Debris, hydrocarbon oils from processing
Scenario: Prior to bonding
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various tubing components
Removing: Debris, hydrocarbon oils from processing
Scenario: Critical cleaning requirements-LOX
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various engine components
Removing: Debris, hydrocarbon oils from machining
Scenario: LOX requires critically cleaned components
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum pieces used in satellite launch systems; substrates requiring reliable bonding of insulating substrate layer.
Removing: Debris, hydrocarbon oils from processing
Scenario: Prior to bonding, Mission critical aluminum surface and bonded layer do not tolerate any corrosion, cleaner residue, or residual soils that would interfere with adhesion.

Miscellaneous

Products: Solstice® PF-HP
Parts Cleaned: Parts and assemblies for their OBOGS
Removing: Variety of machining lubricants-Mobil
Scenario: NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) Navy O2 Cleaning Standards. Mil SpecMIL STD 1330

Aerospace

Immersion/Ultrasonic Cleaning Subsection

Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Multiple types of tubes; titanium and aluminum alloys
Removing: Processing and machining oils, Particulate and process debris, Corrosion inhibitor oils
Scenario: In Process cleaning and degreasing of parts at the end of the manufacturing process prior to packaging
Equipment: 3 Tank Ultrasonic Immersion
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Manufacturing leading edge of helicopter rotor and helicopter air frame made of Aluminum 7075 and 7055
Removing: MetDraw and Houghto-Draw oil
Scenario: In Process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: 1700 Gal Immersion with eductors
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Various
Removing: Magna Draw HV
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: Ultrasonic
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Turbine Engine Components
Removing: Multiple Contaminants – MRO
Scenario: Removing Scrub Line
Equipment: Ultrasonic
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Helicopter Rear Rotor Housings
Removing: MRO soils from a war zone
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the MRO process
Equipment: Immersion without Ultrasonic
Products: 815 QR
Parts Cleaned: Various sized ball bearings
Removing: Houghton Martemp2565, Houghton Quench K & Parks Vacuum Quench Oil
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: 50 gallon Ultrasonic Unit
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aerospace parts, size and shape varies. Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, and Steel
Removing: Mystik Jt6 HI-Temp Multi-purpose Grease
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: Immersion Tank
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Magnesium
Removing: Carbon
Scenario: Reduce labor and save time
Equipment: Immersion Cleaning
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum parts in defense and aerospace industry
Removing: Heavy oils, Zyglo penetrant and waxes
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: System Technologies Tank
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Airframe and turbine engine parts; titanium, nickel alloy, stainless and aluminum
Removing: Machining coolants
Scenario: Preparation for NDT; soils must be thoroughly removed, and detergent may not leave residue, so that cracks are not masked in the subsequent NDT process
Equipment: 500L, immersion with mechanical agitation (recirculation pump)
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Turbine Blades
Removing: Coolants and Lubricants
Scenario: Inspection & Repair of turbine blades, prep for FPI
Equipment: OMEGASONICS 33 gallon
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD-NF
Parts Cleaned: Multiple parts, 2024 AI airframe fuselage skin panels, fairings, winglets, as well as other airframe parts.
Removing: Processing and machining oils, particulate and process debris, corrosion inhibitor oils.
Scenario: “In process” cleaning of parts at the end of a manufacturing process prior to de-ox and anodizing.
Equipment: Immersion Cleaning with Air Spray
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Undisclosed – Aerospace
Removing: Oils and Coolants
Scenario: Parts cleaned for Aerospace defense specifically for rust prevention.
Equipment: Immersion Cleaning
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Rotating Parts
Removing: Castrol MB50
Scenario: Preparing the part surface for FPI testing.
Equipment: Crest

Spray Wash

Products: AquaVantage® 1696 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum T3 and T6
Removing: WD-40 and light oil
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: Walk-in 1800 Gal Spray Wash
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Weapon Parts / Aluminum
Removing: Machine Oils used in Cutting Parts
Scenario: Remove impurities so final finishing process can be done
Equipment: Dishwasher
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Precision Turning, Milling & Assembly of Aircraft Engine & Helicopter parts
Removing: Hocut 795-B cutting oil
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: Spray Wash Cabinet
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Polyimide, Mostly laminated but some solid
Removing: Grease, Machine oil, Inks, Label adhesives, Water Jet sludge, Coolant, Shop dust, Fingerprints
Scenario: Final clean before identification marking and packaging
Equipment: Conveyor Washer
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Rotating Jet Engine Parts
Removing: Mostly coolants, lubricants, Zyglo.
Scenario: Parts must cleaned after every operation by a GE approved cleaner to a GE spec.
Equipment: Spray Wash Cabinet
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Oil pumps from field (MRO) disassemble and rebuild
Removing: Several petroleum lubricants specified for pumps, some burnt on carbon
Scenario: Preparing surfaces for FPI testing
Equipment: 3 Stage RAMCO- Turbo/Stroke no sonics
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aircraft Wheels
Removing: Particulate matter, grease, brake dust and soil film
Scenario: Compliance with FAA wheel & brake inspection and overhaul guidelines
Equipment: Jenfab In-Line Front Loading Spray Washer
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum, for aerospace industry.
Removing: Cutting oils, dirt, grease
Scenario: Cleaning required prior to the next stage in the manufacturing process
Equipment: Unknown Washer
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Pratt & Whitney Blades for turbine engines, Aluminum (4140)
Removing: Castrol MB50 Coolant
Scenario: To remove the deburring contamination, which requires a Pratt & Whitney approved degreasing chemistry
Equipment: Jenfab 360-2
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: Rotating Jet Engine Parts
Removing: Mostly coolants, lubricants, FPI/Zyglo
Scenario: Parts must cleaned after every operation by a GE approved cleaner to a GE spec.
Equipment: 1 Kemec, 5 Better Engineering, 3 Stoelting, all cabinet washers

Miscellaneous

Products: Brulin MP 1793
Parts Cleaned: Aerostructures, landing gear, gear boxes, air control systems
Removing: Removing Zyglo in FPI Process prior to applying developer in FPI Process
Scenario: To check for defects/cracks in large parts that can’t be immersed
Equipment: Manual Cleaning
Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: GE Fuel Pump Housing
Removing: Dirt, Grease, Oil, and burnt on carbon
Equipment: Hand Brushed

ShopVantage®

Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Aluminum / Stainless Steel / Copper
Removing: Machine Oils used in Cutting Parts
Scenario: Customers require parts to be cleaned for delivery
Equipment: Blackstone – Ultrasonic Cleaner WRD-1414
Products: AquaVantage® 3800 GD
Parts Cleaned: Deep Drawn Metal Components
Removing: Castrol Bio Lube DF Heavy Draw
Scenario: Remove lubricants prior to plating/heat treating or between operations
Equipment: Jenfab 360-2
Products: Brulin MP 1793
Parts Cleaned: Steel, Aluminum, and others
Removing: Cutting , and machine oils , other residues
Scenario: The customer specializes in Heat Treating, Brazing, Finishing and Coatings for Metal Industrial Parts. Currently they use our 815GD in immersion tank for aqueous cleaning of parts; prior to Thermal Vac processes.
Equipment: Hand / Wipe Parts Cleaning with Acetone
Products: AquaVantage® 3800 GD
Parts Cleaned: Fire Depression Equipment
Removing: Blazo Cut 935 Coolant
Scenario: In process cleaning of parts as they travel through the manufacturing process
Equipment: Conveyor type spray washer
Products: AquaVantage® 3800 GD
Parts Cleaned: “Buttons” Barrels
Removing: Largely Prodraw 150, Sunnen Hone Oil, S121 Saw Cut
Scenario: Post operation is heat treat
Equipment: Magnus 450 Gallon Wash/Rinse Stroke Agitation
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Large parts of the process vessels, stainless steel
Removing: Particulate and low-level ionic contamination, very minimal oil
Scenario: Satisfying testing of the vessel parts for outgassing performance
Equipment: 2 separate wash processes, 200L ultrasonic, 4000L immersion
Products: AquaVantage® 3800 GD
Parts Cleaned: Wide variety of parts of different shapes, mostly stainless steel
Removing: Corrosion inhibitor oil, machining particulate, ambient soils, fingerprint
Scenario: Cleaning of parts received from suppliers prior to final assembly
Equipment: Custom-built ITS spray wash tunnel system
Products: AquaVantage® 1990 GD
Parts Cleaned: Variety of machining operations on all metals
Removing: Cutting oils
Scenario: Replacing solvent with aqueous detergent at a small metal fabricator
Equipment: Spray wash cabinet
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Upper and Lower AR-15 receivers
Removing: Qualichem 250C coolant
Scenario: Next operation is either Cerakote or Anodize
Equipment: Ultrasonic Unit
Products: AquaVantage® 815 QR-NF
Parts Cleaned: Valves
Removing: Calcined alumina, Fused aluminum oxide, #6 oil base vehicle
Scenario: Must be free of all contamination before sending to customer
Equipment: RAMCO A-1S with Turbo Agitation
Products: AquaVantage® 3843 GD
Parts Cleaned: Job Shop – Various
Removing: Oils and Lubricants
Scenario: Parts need to be free of oil before going into furnace to prevent smoke and possible fire.
Equipment: McLaughlin Furnace Group
Products: AquaVantage® Non-Silicated
Parts Cleaned: All types of steel parts from a wide variety of customer types
Removing: Quench oil and lubricants
Scenario: To remove quench oil after heat treating
Equipment: RAMCO

Transportation

Immersion/Ultrasonic

Products: AquaVantage® 3887 GD
Parts Cleaned: High End Engine Blocks (Graphite Iron Blocks, Titanium Valves)
Removing: Carbon, Grease, Transmission Fluids
Scenario: Build and rebuild $50K plus racing engines
Equipment: 180 Gallon Ultrasonic Part Cleaner
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD
Parts Cleaned: Chrome parts, engine parts, carburetors
Removing: carbon, old gas , corrosion
Scenario: Service/repair - online used parts business
Equipment: Omegasonics Pro Plus Model 5028-33Gal
Products: Alkaline Deruster HD
Parts Cleaned: Blocks and heads from many kinds of internal combustion engines
Specific Metals: Ferrous metal
Removing: Rust, carbon, paint
Improvements Sought: Heavy soils are difficult to remove quickly and thoroughly
Products: AquaVantage® 815 GD-NF
Parts Cleaned: Automotive intake manifold. Various models and sizes
Specific Metals: Cast Aluminum
Removing: Oil, particulate, carbon, ambient soils
Current Process: Various
Improvements Sought: Fast effective on-site way to clean at repair shop.
Products: AquaVantage® 815 QR-NF
Parts Cleaned: Diesel Particle Filters, various models and sizes from Ford Focus/Volvo V50 to commercial excavator
Specific Metals: Materials typically Stainless Steel, Ceramic, Binder. Highly alkaline chemistry can dissolve binder
Removing: Particulate, carbon, ambient soils. Frequently so clogged that water can’t be poured through the filter. Mild chemistry ineffective against soils.
Current Process: Typically discarded and replaced (cost from
Improvements Sought: On-site way to clean at repair shop.
Parts Cleaned: Condenser and evaporator components that are used in automotive air conditioning systems
Specific Metals: Aluminum
Removing: Various metalworking fluids used in bending, flaring, etc. Insoluble in water (separable). Flared sections can trap oils and impede cleaning.

Spray Wash

Products: AquaVantage® 224
Parts Cleaned: Heavy equipment parts and engines
Removing: Baked on carbon and grease
Scenario: They overhaul and repair Caterpillar, Deere,and other construction equipment
Equipment: Spray Wash System Cuda 2530
Parts Cleaned: Engine Castings, Valve Train, Other Engine Components
Removing: Honing Oils, Coolants, Corrosion Inhibitors
Scenario: Supply Cleaning Chemistry and Cleaning Support
Equipment: Spray Wash & Immersion

Medical Device Manufacturing

Products: Bio-Solv Dewaxer
Parts Cleaned: Inserts for surgical devices
Removing: Oils from cutting and grinding, Universal Photonics #48 transparent pitch wax and Red Rouge buffing/polishing media
Scenario: Remove the soils prior to heat treat and brazing
Equipment: Ultrasonic immersion
Parts Cleaned: Syringes
Removing: Unknown water-soluble coolant
Scenario: Cleaned, sterilized, bagged, and shipped syringes
Equipment: Ultrasonics
Parts Cleaned: Small parts, pins etc. 10-12” in length
Removing: Light machining oils
Scenario: In process cleaning for next manufacturing step
Equipment: Multiple 40 khz ultrasonic units
Parts Cleaned: Stock and custom tubing, shrink tubing, fittings, engineered components and assemblies
Removing: Mainly Lubricants, EDM oils
Scenario: Customer’s internal requirements
Equipment: Ultrasonic Consoles- Branson, Crest
Parts Cleaned: Vascular and Non-Vascular Tubing
Removing: Light silicone film from outer surface used as a process lubricant
Scenario: Preparation for additional part processing, not a final clean
Equipment: Custom Inline ultrasonic bath line
Parts Cleaned: Stock and custom tubing, shrink tubing, fittings, engineered components and assemblies
Removing: Surface corrosion-rust
Scenario: Customer’s internal requirements
Equipment: Ultrasonic Consoles – Branson, Crest